Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1833-1898
Study for Medea in the Presence of Circe
Graphite pencil on wove paper.
Design area: 6 15/16 x 4 1/4 inches (175 x 109 mm); full sheet: 10 x 7 inches (253 x 178 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.
1975.49:4

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Inscribed on verso in pencil by later hand, "for Kelmscott Press Life & Death of Jason"; and below that in blue ink by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell, "Given by Sir Edward Burne-Jones to R. Catterson-Smith, who redrew / this design in ink for the Kelmscott edition of Morris Jason, / & given by r. C. S. to me 1 April 1931 / SCCockerell".

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Gift of the artist to R. Catterson-Smith; his gift to Sir Sydney C. Cockerell; John M. Crawford, Jr.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 253-254.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, no. 84B, pl. LXXXIX.

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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.

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