Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
ca. 1877
Leaves: 10 1/2 x 7 inches (268 x 178 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.

Contains graphite pencil study drawings of drapery, heads of gorgons, nude male studies for Atlas and Aquarius, wings for Perseus, gurnards, etc. Included is a list, dated May 1921 and in Sir Sydney C. Cockerell's hand, on Fitzwilliam Museum stationery, of drawings formerly in the sketchbook and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Eleven leaves remaining.


Inscribed on the inside of cover in pen and blue ink, "Book of original studies & designs / by Edward Burne-Jones - / To Sydney C. Cockerell / grateful & affectionate / remembrance of unfailing friendship, / from Philip & Margaret, the / children of the artist. / 12 May. 1920. London"; inscribed in pen and blue ink by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell at lower edge, "This book contains 11 leaves. The date is probably 1877. / SCC May 14 1920"; Identification of subject on each page inscribed in pencil at lower edge in Cockerell's hand.

Philip and Margaret Burne-Jones, children of the artist; their gift to Sir Sydney C. Cockerell; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 December 1956, lot 248; John M. Crawford, Jr.
Associated names: 

Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926, former owner.
Burne-Jones, Margaret, former owner.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 254.