This magnificent cartoon was apparently designed as a tile panel. It was adapted for stained glass, as the centre of the west rose window at St. Martin's, Scarborough, one of the Morris firm's early commissions.There exists another later version (c. 1866-67) that Burne-Jones executed as a design for stained glass (current location unknown), that was exhibited at the Stone Gallery, Newcastle, in the autumn of 1969 (cat. no. 17), showing both figures in profile. Also, there is another preliminary version of this in the Tate collection (no. 4343). This cartoon also appears in the Morris & Co Windows Book, 1940P604.1, as number 7.

  • 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
Inscription middle centre Written - caption. black ink, written by the artist


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
The Decorative Art of Burne-Jones and Morris
14 Midlands Federation Travelling Exhibtion 1957 - 1957
Burne-Jones: The Paintings, Graphic and Decorative Work of Sir Edward Burne-Jones
73 Hayward Gallery, London 1975-11-05 - 1976-01-04
73 Southampton City Art Gallery 1976-01-24 - 1976-02-22
73 City Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham 1976-03-10 - 1976-04-11
Bodley, Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites in Scarborough
9 Scarborough Art Gallery 1988-08-20 - 1988-10-01
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Painting from Birmingham
66 Seattle Museum of Art, USA 1995-03-09 - 1995-05-07
66 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio 1995-05-27 - 1995-07-16
66 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 1995-08-11 - 1995-10-15
66 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 1995-11-04 - 1996-01-02
66 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia 1996-01-23 - 1996-04-10
66 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1996-05-25 - 1996-09-29
Morris & Company Tiles
59 William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow 1996-09- ? - 1997-01-05
The Pre-Raphaelites
172 Nationalmuseum, Sweden 2009-02-26 - 2009-05-24


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. 150
The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle
A C Sewter 1975 Yale University Press, New Haven Vol. I: figs. 69-70; Vol. 2, P. 169
William Morris Tiles
Hilary Myers, Richard Myers 1996 Richard Dennis, Somerset p. 60; fig. 70
The 'Cartoon Book' and Morris & Company's sale of Burne-Jones's cartoons in 1901-1904
Douglas Schoenherr 2005, Volume XXIX The Journal of Stained Glass, London p. 115
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 85
The Pre-Raphaelites
2009 Nationalmuseum, Stockholm cat.172, p.226


Fairfax Murray Collection; James Richardson Holliday, 1912.

Associated people

Name Type
Georgiana Burne-Jones Artist's model

Associated places

Name Type
St Martins-on-the-Hill, Scarborough Made for

Associated organisations

Name Type
Morris & Co Realised by

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