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Copper plate - The Ring Given to Venus

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P1030
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1867 - 1867

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Etcher:William Morris - View biography for William Morris


This plate depicts an illustration for 'The Ring Given to Venus' from William Morris' 'Earthly Paradise.' It was engraved by Burne-Jones himself and was his only attempt at engraving.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Venus Etching Plate
Medium:Copper plate, etched.
Material(s):Metal plate

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Height:128 mm
Width:170 mm