Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
"Fata Morgana" (for Archibald Maclaren's "The Fairy Family")
London, 1854-1856
Pen and black ink on paper.
1 1/16 x 3 1/16 inches (27 x 78 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch.

Watermark: none.
The words "Fata Morgana" from the title "The Fata Morgana", with anthropomorphic initials "F" and "M", 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. 158 (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.