Venus

Venus

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA (1833-1898)

c. 1861

Oil on canvas

6 x 5 inches; 15.2 x 12.2 cm. (In a seventeenth-century frame)

Provenance: Judge Frederick Clements of Canterbury, his nephew; his stepson, Kay Hammond; Private collection.

"This tiny painting is among Burne-Jones's first works in oil. It was painted around 1861. The frame is 17c Italian. It is possible that this was a souvenir of Burne-Jones's first Italian visit in 1859 and the present work was painted for it" (Waters, 44-45).

References

Waters, Bill. Burne-Jones -- A Quest for Love: Works by Sir Edward Burne-Jones Bt and Related Works by Contemporary Artists. London: Peter Nahum, 1993. Catalogue number 3.


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