Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1833-1898
Chaucer and Thesiphone Foresee the Burning of Troy (Troilus and Creseyde)
Graphite pencil on paper.
Design area: 4 11/16 x 6 1/4 inches (120 x 159 mm); full sheet: 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (257 x 175 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.
1975.50:11
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pencil by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell at bottom left, "ending of Troilus & Cressida"; and in bottom right corner, "p. 537".

Provenance: 
Sir Philip Burne-Jones, the son of the artist; Sir Sydney C. Cockerell; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 December 1956, lot 45; John M. Crawford, Jr.
Bibliography: 

Eighteenth report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977 / edited by Charles Ryskamp. New York : The Library, 1978, p. 252.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, no. 95k, pl. cviii.

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Watermark: J Whatman.
One of eleven preparatory drawings for illustrations to the Kelmscott edition of Chaucer published at Hammersmith in 1896.

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Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926, former owner.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Troilus and Criseyde.

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