In 1871 Burne-Jones began a set of oils for William Graham, known as the 'small Briar Rose' series. He completed three canvases in 1873: 'The Briar Wood', 'The Council Chamber' and 'The Rose Bower', all currently in the collection of the Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico. A fourth subject, 'The Garden Court' is not known to have been completed, although a half-size watercolour sketch in a private collection may be of that date. This autotype by Frederick Hollyer is after a Burne-Jones drawing for this fourth scene now in a Private Collection.A full colour, full length version of the same subject is also in Birmingham's Collection.

  • Accessioned, 1970.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
After Sir Edward Burne-Jones -
Photographer Frederick Hollyer -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Signature bottom right Printed - artist's signature. autotype of original signature


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Bill Waters, Martin Harrison 1973 Barrie & Jenkins p. 102/ fig. 143
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 63

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