A page from the facsimile edition of Burne-Jones' Flower Book, one of 38 watercolour designs reproduced by Henri Piazza et Cie, for the Fine Art Society, London in 1905. 'Wake, Dearest!' probably refers to the Arum triphyllum flower, which has the common names 'Wake Robin', 'Memory Root', 'Devil's Ear', or 'Jack-in-the-Pulpit'. The climactic moment of the prince waking the Sleeping Beauty with a kiss is absent from all Briar Rose images created by Burne-Jones save one - the sixth tile in a series he created for Morris & Co. in 1864 (V&A).

  • Purchased, 1953
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
The Sleeping Beauty.
Label - Printed - description of the scene, written by the artist. printed by the artist, herein a facsimile


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
The Flower Book.
Edward Burne-Jones 1994 Taschen Pl. XXIII
Pre-Raphaelite & Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection
2003 Royal Academy of Arts p. 275 (bottom)
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 73

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