Georgiana Burne-Jones, with Philip and Margaret

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


Oil on canvas

Height: 76 cm (29.9″); Width: 53 cm (20.8″)

Private collection

This painting, which shows the artist's wife with her grown-up children in the background, has been taken as a "tacit acknowledgement of Burne-Jones's betrayals" (National Portrait Gallery's exhibition label). [Commentary continues below.]

  • The painting in its frame
  • Image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. The photograph was taken at the exhibition, by kind permission of the Gallery. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]