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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Caricature - William Morris as an Ancient Poet
 

Caricature - William Morris as an Ancient Poet, 1870 - 1873

Medium:
Pencil on paper.
Dimensions:
125mm x 79mm
Inscription:
WM [written in pencil by the artist]/ E. B. J.*
Provenance:
Bequest of J R Holliday, 1927.

Accession Number:

1927P554

Description:

Caricature of William Morris, in Roman attire, standing in profile to the right, upon a pedastal.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 105.
Elisa Korb with John Christian and Tessa Sidey.Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Dan Giles, Ltd., London: 2007. p. 63, B32.

Research Information:

William Morris is shown here in Roman attire and in a thinking pose as he leans on a pedestal inscribed with his initials W M.