To compliment his early interest in the poetry of Chaucer, Burne-Jones sought out other works of medieval literature and was familiar with the famous allegory of courtly love, the 'Roman de la Rose', written in the 13th century by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, which served as the basis for Chaucer's 'Romaunt of the Rose'. For the dining room at Rounton Grange, near Northallerton, Yorkshire, William Morris and Burne-Jones devised an elaborate scheme of decoration based on incidents from the 'Romaunt'.

  • 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 Drapery/ Romaunt of the Rose
- bottom right Written - Pencil. written by 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. 79

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Name Type
Geoffrey Chaucer Author

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