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. 'Golden gate' is a common name for the yellow day lily or hemerocallis (Peperomia obtusifolica). Burne-Jones is clearly borrowing from an earlier work, the 'Days of Creation' (Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1870-76), particularly the 'First Day'.

  • Purchased, 1953.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Angels bringing out the Sun.
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. IX
Pre-Raphaelites and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection
Debra Mancoff (Burne-Jones section) 2003 Royal Academy of Arts p. 275 (repro -top)
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 72

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