A study for one seven unrealised designs intended for Dalziels' Bible Gallery, illustrations from the old testament from original drawings by various artists. Commissioned in 1863, the bible was published by George Routledge & Sons, London, 1881. Drapery and hand study of center angel from the 'Days of Creation'. Labelled, by the artist, 'II' in the upper right hand corner, which may indicate that this was a study for the Second Day, featuring two angels in the panel, hence the two body types with differing drapery. The Days of Creation series are in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University (except Day Four, which was stolen in 1974).

  • Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
EBJ/1872/Studies for the/ DAYS OF/CREATION
Title bottom left Handwritten 1872 Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
17 Hong Kong Museum of Art 1984 - 1984
Hidden Burne-Jones
39 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2007-04-04 - 2007-07-01
39 Leighton House, London 2007-10 - 2008-01


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 97
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 69

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