This design for Hope or Spes does not alter from the mid-1860s, and that includes the various media used by Burne-Jones. He omits the wings and halo, as well as the trampled figure in both the 1872 watercolour (Private collection) and 1896 oil painting (Boston Museum of Fine Arts). The figure remains the same with these few alterations as well as the length of the woman's hair. This design was also used in St Edburg Church, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

  • Accessioned, 1979.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Label middle centre Handwritten - written in the artist's hand. in pencil


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. 87

Associated places

Name Type
St Edburg's Church -

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