Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
by Barbara Sotheby (née Leighton), printed by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 27 July 1890
13 1/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (333 mm x 257 mm)
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1922
Sitterback to top
- Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt (1833-1898), Painter and designer. Sitter in 24 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2003., Pre-Raphaelite and other masters : the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Collection., 2003 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from Royal Academy of Arts, 20 Sept. - 12 Dec. 2003.), p. 63 figure 1
- Marsh, Jan, Insights: The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2005, p. 4
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 121
- Various, William Morris: Words & Wisdom, 2014 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 16 October 2014 - 11 January 2015)
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (sitter's garden studio, The Grange, North End Lane, Fulham, London)
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Events of 1890back to top
Current affairsWilliam Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, publishes In Darkest England, in which he compares the supposedly 'civilised' England with 'Darkest Africa'. A critique of the degenerate state of society, Booth also proposed social welfare schemes to alleviate the sufferings of the urban poor.
The world's first electric underground railway opens to the public in London, passing under the Thames and linking the City of London and Stockwell.
Art and scienceWilliam Morris founds the Kelmscott Press, a revival of art and craft techniques of book printing. Publications included The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), with decorative designs and typeface by Morris and illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones.
Vincent Van Gogh dies after shooting himself in the chest in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray first appears in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine .
InternationalCecil Rhodes, organiser of the diamond-mining De Beers Consolidated Mines, becomes premier of Cape Colony as part of his expansionist aims in South Africa.
In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II dismisses Otto von Bismarck.
An international anti-slavery conference is held in Brussels, leading to the signing of a treaty by all the major maritime nations covering action to be taken against the trade in Africa and suppression of it by sea.
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