Edward Burne-Jones’ Vision of Virginal Abstinence


Edward Burne-Jones is widely regarded as one of the great British artists. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how a love affair with his model inspired this mystic vision of three martyred saints, learn what connects the triumvirate of renaissance Madonnas, and find out how an admiration for Botticelli inspired the artist’s work. One of the first purchases by Burne-Jones’ greatest patron, ‘St Barbara, St Dorothy and St Agnes’ is an important work and a highlight of our upcoming sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art (10 December | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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