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).The particular composition in which this study was used in both the final versions and is often referred to as 'The Doom Fulfilled', rather than 'Perseus Slaying the Sea-Monster' or 'Sea-Serpent'. There is only a slight difference between the figure in this study and that of Perseus in the paintings, his left leg is bent and raised higher.

  • 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 Perseus/ slaying the Sea-Monster -
- bottom left Written - Pencil. written by the artist


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Der Perseus-Zyklus von Edward Burne-Jones
Kurt Locher 1973 Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart Fig. 105
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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