SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT., A.R.A., R.W.S. | Justice, Study for a Window at Calcutta Cathedral
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Property from an American Private Collection

SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT., A.R.A., R.W.S. | Justice, Study for a Window at Calcutta Cathedral

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

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Property from an American Private Collection

SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT., A.R.A., R.W.S. | Justice, Study for a Window at Calcutta Cathedral

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:11,875GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an American Private Collection


SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT., A.R.A., R.W.S.

1833 - 1898

Justice, Study for a Window at Calcutta Cathedral


pencil

25 by 10cm., 10 by 4in.

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Condition Report

The drawing is contained in a simple wooden frame painted black and gold - with a clean mount and under glass.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Phillips, London, 15 May 1995, lot 93

Shepherd Gallery, New York, where purchased in 2001 by the present owner

Exhibited

Manchester, 1905;

Shepherd Gallery, New York, English Romantic Art 1840-1920, 1998, no.8

Catalogue Note

Morris & Co were commissioned in 1874 by the Bishop of Calcutta, Robert Milman, to make ten designs for the west windows of St Paul’s Cathedral in Calcutta to commemorate the death of Lord Mayo with Burne-Jones as the principal designer. It is thought that the commission followed a recommendation from John Lockwood Kipling, Burne-Jones’s brother-in-law.


The figure of a woman in armour, holding a crown and a sword symbolises 'Justice'. The design was reused several times, including windows at St Stephen's at Gateacre in Lancashire in 1883, the Albion Congregational Church in Ashton-Under-Lyne in 1893 and again for the church of St Andrew and St Paul in Montreal in 1903.

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Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art
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