Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Burne-Jones, Sir Edward,

1833–98. English painter and decorator, b. Birmingham. Expected to enter the Church, he went to Exeter College, Oxford, where he met William MorrisMorris, William,
1834–96, English poet, artist, craftsman, designer, social reformer, and printer. He has long been considered one of the great Victorians and has been called the greatest English designer of the 19th cent.
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, who became his lifelong friend. He left Oxford to study painting with Rossetti in London and joined the Pre-RaphaelitesPre-Raphaelites
, brotherhood of English painters and poets formed in 1848 in protest against what they saw as the low standards and decadence of British art. The principal founders were D. G. Rossetti, W.
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. Burne-Jones's early work shows Rossetti's strong influence, which was later replaced by his emulation of Botticelli and Mantegna. Burne-Jones rose to success in 1877 with the opening of the Grosvenor Gallery. Among his well-known paintings are King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (1884; Tate Gall., London); Depths of the Sea; and Star of Bethlehem (Birmingham Gall.). His works described a dreamlike, medieval world, a vision popular with his contemporaries. His designs for stained glass, executed by Morris and Company, may be seen in churches throughout England. Burne-Jones also created the woodcut illustrations for the Kelmscott Press edition of the works of Chaucer. In his day he received many honors, and his delicate, though mannered, work continues to be admired.


See his drawings, studies, and paintings, ed. by Piccadilly Gallery (1971); biographies by P. Fitzgerald (1975, repr. 1997) and F. MacCarthy (2012); studies by L. D. Cecil (1960) and M. Harrison and B. Waters (1973).

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Sir John Everett Millais and Sir Edward Burne-Jones both served as presidents.
Its stunning stained glass windows, created by Birmingham-born pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris & Co (whose famous company still exist today) are an artistic masterpiece.
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The exhibition runs at the Laing until January 2 in parallel with another dedicated to the Victorian artist, Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
The parish church is full of priceless treasures, including a famous Sir Edward Burne-Jones stained glass window and rare Della Robbia ceramic plaques in the baptistry.
John Christian, Edward Burne-Jones: The paintings, graphic and decorative works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones 1833-1898, exh.
We then get the note on the illustrator, a single paragraph of potted information on Sir Edward Burne-Jones, one of the most famous English artists of the nineteenth century, about whom numerous books have been written.
They were waiting to see the exhibition of works by Birmingham artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, which started three months ago in the Gas Hall.
The 10-foot-by-12-foot oils by Sir Edward Burne-Jones were painted in 1888 and are titled ``The Nativity'' and ``The King and the Shepherd.
Lovers of the Pre-Raphaelite movement head straight for the enviable collection - the largest of its type in the world - with stunning pieces by artists such as Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and John Ruskin.