Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Jason with the Golden Fleece
Graphite pencil on paper.
design area: 6 15/16 x 4 1/4 inches (176 x 108 mm); sheet: 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (250 x 174 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.

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One of four preparatory drawings, engraved by W. Spielmeyer, for two illustrations in William Morris, "The Life and Death of Jason", published in 1895 by the Kelmscott Press.


Inscribed in blue ink on verso by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell, "Design for the frontispiece of the Kelmscott Press edition of / William Morris's Life and Death of Jason. Given by the artist, / Sir Edward Burne-Jones to R. Catterson-Smith who redrew it in / ink for the engraver - Given by R. C. S. to S. C. C. 1 April 1931".

Gift of the artist to R. Catterson-Smith; his gift to Sir Sydney C. Cockerell; John M. Crawford, Jr.
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Smith, Robert Catterson, 1853-1938, former owner.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.
Morris, William, 1834-1896. Life and death of Jason.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 253.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, no. 84B, pl. LXXXIX.