This design differs from other treatments of the subject Burne-Jones designed throughout his career, most especially the windows at Speldhurst and Gateacre that feature Christ Blessing the Children. A thorough examination of this design, in conjunction with John Christian, reveals that the draughtsmanship of this design, as well as that on the reverse, is typical of Burne-Jones in the late 1860s and other than the subject matter, has no connection with the drawing of the same subject, also in Birmingham's collection.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


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. 148
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 86

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