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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)

An illustration to 'The Golden Legend'

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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)
An illustration to 'The Golden Legend'
pencil, black and white chalk, within the artist's frame-lines, on buff paper
8½ x 5¾ in. (21.5 x 14.5 cm.)
Provenance
with The Stone Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where purchased by
L.S. Lowry, R.A.

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Lot Essay

A large quarto edition of William Caxton's translation of Jacobus de Voragine's Golden Legend was printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press in 1892. Burne-Jones made two illustrations, one showing souls being welcomed into heaven by angels, the other the Expulsion from Eden. The present drawing is a version of the former design, replaced in the book by a simpler and more telling treatment.

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