Edward Burne-Jones

Edward Burne-Jones The Perseus Series

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Burne-Jones (1833-98) was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. In 1875 the politician Lord Arthur Balfour commissioned Burne-Jones, whose work was often inspired by mythology and legend, to create a series of paintings for his London home. The artist chose to re-tell the story of the Perseus myth in William Morris's poem 'The Earthly Paradise' and worked on the project for ten years but it was never completed. Southampton City Art Gallery has ten full-size studies in gouache, cartoons which Burne-Jones made to perfect his designs before beginning the final paintings in oil.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911408376
Publisher: Sansom & Company
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 204g
Height: 169mm
Width: 167mm
Spine width: 6mm