Digital Museum Hopping: Edward Burne-Jones in Birmingham
The Birmingham Museum has among other things a wonderful collection of the Pre-Raphaelites. See, the museum was funded by industrialists and many of their works came from the collections of those industrialists, and nineteenth-century British industrialists loved the Pre-Raphaelites. It's the sort of thing that drives ideologically-minded artists crazy: the more they attack the elites of their time, the more those elites love them; the more they attack destructive technology, the more the makers of that technology pay for their works. Anyway the museum has a vast collection of stuff by Edward Burne-Jones, from famous paintings to bric-a-brac like drapery studies. Above, The Wizard, 1898.
Design for a tile done in 1861, when Burne-Jones was working for William Morris's shop.
Three sketches for a Triptych Burne-Jones never finished: Fame Overthrowing Fortune, Oblivion Conquering Fame, and Love Subduing Oblivion.
Cupid Finding Psyche
St. John the Evangelist, 1875
Quest for the Holy Grail Tapestries, Panel II, the Arming of the Knights, 1875
The Feast of Peleus, 1881
And a portrait of Burne-Jones by George Frederic Watts, 1870