Two early ideas for the composition of 'The Wine of Circe', in the style of the early 1860s, still showing the influence of Rossetti. Another sketch for 'Fair Rosamund & Queen Eleanor', is on the back of the drawing.

  • 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
E.B.J./ Circe (middle left and lower right)
- - Handwritten - Sepia ink. Not in the artist's hand


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Burne-Jones: The Paintings, Graphic & Decorative Work
106 Hayward Gallery, London 1975 - 1975
106 Southampton City Art Gallery 1976 - 1976
106 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1976 - 1976


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. 61
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 94

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