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After Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.
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After Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

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After Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid
photogravure, published by the Art Reproduction Co. Ltd, London
24½ x 13in. (62.3 x 33cm.)
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Burne-Jones's subject originates in Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry of 1765 which was used by Tennyson for his poem, Beggar Maid, in 1842. Burne-Jones's representation emphasises the King's humanity. He has removed his crown and sits on the lowest ledge, intoxicated by the maid's beauty. The original painting is in Tate Britain, London.

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