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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1883-1898)
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1883-1898)

King Alfred; a cartoon for the south transept window of St Paul's Church, Morton, Gainsborough

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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1883-1898)
King Alfred; a cartoon for the south transept window of St Paul's Church, Morton, Gainsborough
with inscription 'MORTON/ 3 Light Tracery/Right hand Light/ no 3' (upper left) and 'King Alfred' (upper right)
black, white, yellow and red chalks on buff-coloured paper within the artist's tracery border
54 5/8 x 18 ½ in. (138.7 x 47 cm.)
Provenance
F.A.C. Bathurst; Christie's, London, 1 August 1935, lot 79 (8 gns to Howard).
Benjamin Guinness, 11 Carlton House, London.
Williams and Son; Christie's, London, 11 February 1955, lot 13, as 'King Alfred; Bishop of London; and Bishop (Robert) Grossetest - three designs for windows in Morton Church'.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 16 June 1982, lot 294.
Literature
A.C. Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle, Yale, 1974-5, vol. 2, p. 137.

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The stained glass window for which the drawing is a cartoon is in the south transept of Morton Church, Lincolnshire. Burne-Jones designed three lights for this window in all. He was involved in producing windows for the church from 1891-1914. This window was dedicated to Frances Hickman of Gainsborough and Thornock who died on 9 March 1826.

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