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Autotype - The Briar Rose Series - Study of a Sleeping Maiden for 'The Garden Court'

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1970P140
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1882 - 1885

Maker Information

After:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Photographer:Frederick Hollyer - View biography for Frederick Hollyer


In 1871 Burne-Jones began a set of oils for William Graham, known as the 'small Briar Rose' series. He completed three canvases in 1873: 'The Briar Wood', 'The Council Chamber' and 'The Rose Bower', all currently in the collection of the Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

A fourth subject, 'The Garden Court' is not known to have been completed, although a half-size watercolour sketch in a private collection may be of that date. This autotype by Frederick Hollyer is after a Burne-Jones drawing for this fourth scene now in a Private Collection.

A full colour, full length version of the same subject is also in Birmingham's Collection.

Accessioned, 1970.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Aesthetic Briar Rose Autotype
Medium:Autotype of a black crayon drawing on grey toned paper.


Height:212 mm
Width:237 mm