Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Download image: 
Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Emelye outside the Dungeon (The Knyghtes Tale)
Graphite pencil on paper.
Design area: 5 1/4 x 6 13/16 inches (130 x 173 mm); full sheet: 7 x 9 15/16 inches (178 x 253 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.

Watermark: none.
One of eleven preparatory drawings for illustrations to the Kelmscott edition of Chaucer published at Hammersmith in 1896.


Inscribed in pencil in lower right corner by sir Sydney C. Cockerell, "p. 9"; on verso in another hand in pencil at bottom center, "The Knight's Tale".

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.
Associated names: 

Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926, Formerly attributed to.
Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926, former owner.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Knight's tale.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 250.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, exhibition catalogue by Paul Needham, Joseph Dunlap, and John Dreyfus, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1976, no. 95A.