Based on technical detail this seems to be a study from the early 1860s, quite possibly Rosamund's sleeve for the mixed media painting of 1863, 'Fair Rosamund' (now in a Private Collection; for reproduction, see the cover of the 1971 catalogue of exhibition of 'Burne-Jones' at the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield). Burne-Jones seems to use this study again around 1870 for the female figure on the extreme left of 'The Mill' (1870-82, Ionides Bequest, Victoria & Albert Museum), who was modelled by Maria Spartali Stillman. The drapery study is consistent with that of her right arm, facing the viewer.

  • 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 (Fairfax Murray's hand?)
Monogram middle right Handwritten - Sepia


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. 116
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 70

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