European & British Art

European & British Art

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Property from an American Private Collection

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A. (1833-1898) and Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919)

Venus Epithalamia

Lot Closed

December 15, 03:11 PM GMT

Estimate

200,000 - 300,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an American Private Collection

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A. (1833-1898) and Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919)

British

Venus Epithalamia


titled on the painted scroll lower right

watercolour and gouache with gold paint on paper

Unframed: 37.8 by 27.3cm., 14½ by 10¾in.

Framed: 55.5 by 45.3cm., 21¾ by 17¾in.

Commissioned from the artist by Euphrosyne Cassavetti (1822-1896) and thence by descent to her daughter Maria Zambaco (1843-1914)
Charles Handley Read (1916-1971), London
Sale: Sotheby’s, Belgravia, 29 June 1976, lot 270
Roy Miles, London
Julian Hartnoll, London, 1985
Rudolf Lang, until 1993
Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London
Purchased from the above by the present owner in 1994
Martin Bell, Sir Edward Burne-Jones: A Record and Review, London, 1898, p. 43
Martin Harrison and Bill Waters, Burne-Jones, London, 1973, p. 96
John Christian, ‘Burne-Jones Studies’, in The Burlington Magazine, February 1973, vol. 115, p. 106, illustrated fig. 46
Stephan Wolohajian (ed.), A Private Passion: 19th Century Paintings and Drawings from the Greville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, New Haven, 2003, pp. 364-365
Fiona McCarthy, The Last Pre-Raphaelite, London, 2011, p. 221
Liana De Girolami Cheney, Edward Burne-Jones’ Mythical Paintings: The Pygmalion of Pre-Raphaelite Painters, Bern, 2014, p. 149, illustrated fig. 10
David B. Eliott, A Pre-Raphaelite Marriage – The Lives and Works of Marie Spartali Stillman & William James Stillman, Woodbridge, 2006, pp. 69-70