Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
"Wee Fair Folk" (for Archibald Maclaren's "The Fairy Family")
London, 1854-1856
Pen and black ink on paper.
15/16 x 2 5/8 inches (24 x 67 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch.

Watermark: none.
The words "Wee Fair Folk" from title "The Wee Fair Folk", comprised of 3 anthropomorphic initials, and stylized hand lettering.
Originally in the Album of Illustrations for Archibald MacLaren's "The Fairy Family : a Series of Ballads & Metrical Tales Illustrating the Fairy Faith of Europe," London, 1857.

Given by the artist to Archibald MacLaren, and thence by descent; sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 November 1981, lot 27, repr.
Associated names: 

Maclaren, Archibald, 1755-1826, former owner.
Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), donor.
Maclaren, Archibald, 1819-1884. Fairy family.


Maclaren, Archibald. The Fairy Family. London: Dalrymple Press, 1985, p. 54 (repr.)
Georgiana Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, I, London, 1904, 100, 120, 135-136.
John Christian, "Burne-Jones Studies, I: Burne-Jones's Drawings for 'The Fairy Family,'" Burlington Magazine, cxv, no. 839, February 1973, 16, figs. 15-22.
M. Harrison and W. Waters, Burne-Jones, London, 1973, 16, figs. 15-22.
Burne-Jones, Hayward Gallery, London, and elsewhere, 1975, no. 9, repr.