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Watercolour - The Briar Rose Series - Study for 'The Garden Court'

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1961P50.6
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1889 - 1889

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


Burne-Jones's interest in the Sleeping Beauty story of the Briar Rose began as early as a tile panel in 1864. A small series of oil paintings for William Graham followed, and then a larger set of four oils, finally completed in 1890 before being bought by Alexander Henderson, later 1st Lord Faringdon, and installed in Buscot Park, Oxfordshire. Changes during this process to the Garden Court scene were worked out in this series of six large bodycolours, now in the Birmingham collection.

Presented by Miss Katherine Lewis, 1961.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Symbolist Sleep Rose
Medium:Watercolour, gouache and chalk/pastel on paper, laid on linen, and attached to wooden strainer.


Height:608 mm
Width:910 mm