One of five study drawings in Birmingham's collection for the 1884 oil painting 'King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid' now in the collections of Tate. Birmingham's collection also holds the fully worked up colour cartoon for this subject.A study for the figure of the King, with a further study of his hands holding the crown above and to the right. Like many of the accessories which appeared in his work, the crown was drawn from an actual model.

  • Purchased, 1972.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Exhibition of English Drawings & Watercolours
107 P & D Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London 1972-05-17 - 1972-06-17
Catalogue 25
10, repr. Hartnoll & Eyre Ltd 1972 - 1972
Burne-Jones: The Paintings, Graphic and Decorative Work of Sir Edward Burne-Jones
148 Hayward Gallery, London 1975-11-01 - 1976
148 Southampton City Art Gallery 1976-01-02 - 1976-03-01
148 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1976-03-02 - 1976-04-01
Burne-Jones dal PreRaffaelismo al Simbolismo
61 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome 1987 - 1987


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
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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