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

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A. (1833-1898) Time signed with initials; coloured chalks 11¾ x 9in. (298 x 228mm.)
London, J.S. Maas & Co., Pre-Raphaelites and Contemporaries, 1961, no. 16

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The drawing was begun c. 1865 as a study in red chalk for The Hours (Sheffield Art Gallery), a painting conceived at this time but not completed until 1882. At a later date (c. 1880?), the work in waxy coloured chalks was added to transform it into an independent design, the figure being given an hour-glass to make her personify 'Time'. Burne-Jones would often develop old drawings in this way in order to exhibit them; it is significant that the signature on the present example is in the coloured chalk used for the re-work


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