Lot 6
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SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT., A.R.A., R.W.S. | Study for The Briar Wood

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A. (1833-1898) and Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919)
  • Study for The Briar Wood
  • signed with initials l.r.
  • pencil with white chalk on brown paper
  • 35.5 by 23cm., 14 by 9in.

Provenance

Sotheby’s, Belgravia, 23 June 1981, lot 22, where purchased by Seymour Stein

Exhibited

London, Fine Art Society, April 1896;
Paris, Works by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt., 1897

Catalogue Note

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.
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