One of several studies in Birmingham's Collection for the Perseus Series of paintings (Series I is now in the Stattsgalerie, Stuttgart; Series II in the Southampton City Art Gallery).This composition for the figure of Perseus was not used in any of the final versions of 'The Baleful Head'. An earlier composition of 'The Baleful Head' (Staatgalerie) utilises this study, with Perseus holding the head of Medusa in his outstetched right hand, over the head of Andromeda, who looks down at its reflection in a pool of water.

  • Presented by Mrs Angela Thirkell, 1952.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Study for the figure/of Perseus in 'The/ Baleful Head'
- bottom right Written - in the hand of the artist


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 78

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