Sotheby’s, Belgravia, 23 June 1981, lot 22, where purchased by Seymour Stein
London, Fine Art Society, April 1896; Paris, Works by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt., 1897
This is a study for a detail of the costume of the Prince entering the Briar Wood in Burne-Jones’ famous decorative project for the Earl of Faringdon at Buscot Park in Oxfordshire painted between 1874 and 1884. This unusual metal and leather armoured belt is not worn by the Prince in the finished painting, but is instead worn by one of the sleeping knights.
This drawing is in very good condition. The paper is flat and there are no visible defects or damages. The picture is ready to hang.
The drawing is contained in a simple wooden frame with a clean mount and under glass. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."