Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1833-1898
The Poet's First View of the Enclosed Garden (The Romaunt of the Rose)
Graphite pencil on paper.
Design area: 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches (130 x 172 mm); full sheet: 7 x 10 inches (178 x 255 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.
1975.50:8
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pencil by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell at upper right, "Romance of Rose 2"; and at bottom right, "p. 243".

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: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 251-252.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, no. 95H.

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Watermark: none.
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. Canterbury tales.

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