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

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

In a Wood (A Landscape)

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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898) In a Wood (A Landscape) watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic 7 x 15 in. (17.8 x 38.1 cm.)
Provenance
William Graham; (+) Christie's, London, 3 April 1886 (second day), lot 138, sold 48 gns to Agnew's on behalf of the Graham family.
Sir Kenneth Muir Mackenzie by 1888.
By descent to Sir John Horner by 1898.
By descent to his widow, Lady Horner, William Graham's daughter, by 1933.
with The Maas Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 5 June 1995, lot 145.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 March 1997, lot 201.
Literature
Oliver Garnett, 'The Letters and Collection of William Graham...', Walpole Society, LXII, 2000, p. 289, no. 620.
Exhibited
Nottingham Castle, Midlands County Art Museum, 1888, no. 39, lent by K. Mackenzie.
London, New Gallery, The Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bart, 1898-9, no. 12, lent by J.F. Horner.
London, Tate Gallery, Centenary Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bart, 1933, no. 40, lent by Lady Horner.
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Lot Essay

The watercolour seems to be one of a group that Burne-Jones made when he was staying with Spencer Stanhope at Cobham in June 1863. Others, including two in the Birmingham Art Gallery, were included in the Arts Council's Burne-Jones Exhibition, 1975-6, nos. 48 and 246-7. They relate to such paintings of the period as The Merciful Knight (Birmingham) and Green Summer (private collection).

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