One of a small group of landscapes made by Burne-Jones in 1863, three of which are in the Birmingham Collection. It has been suggested by some scholars that these landscapes served as background studies for Burne-Jones's 1863 work, The Merciful Knight, also in Birmingham's Collection. His granddaughter, Angela Thirkell, who presented these landscapes to Birmingham stated that these were in fact used for the 1864 watercolour Green Summer (Private Collection). It was typical at the time for Burne-Jones to go out into the landscape and then transfer his findings onto his final work as backgrounds. This was probably made in Cobham, Surrey, whilst he stayed there with his friend, the artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.

  • Presented by Mrs G L Thirkell, 1954.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Burne-Jones: The Paintings, Graphic & Decorative Work
246 Hayward Gallery, London 1975-11-05 - 1976-01-04
246 Southampton City Art Gallery 1976-01-24 - 1976-02-22
246 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1976-03-10 - 1976-04-11
Burne-Jones: Watercolours & Drawings
26 Tate Gallery, London 1993-07-14 - 1993-11-07


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Bill Waters, Martin Harrison 1973 Barrie & Jenkins, London p. 71; pl. 91
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 74

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