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Titles

The Flight into Egypt

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-07) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

Note

In Burne-Jones' account books there is a charge of £3 for a design of the 'Flight into Egypt' (July 1862), and another of £4 'To Flight into Egypt / 2 cartoons' (25 August 1862). The church of Saints Michael and all Angels, Brighton, was designed by G.F. Bodley in 1858, one of the first architects to employ the firm of Morris and Co. It seems reasonable to follow Fairfax Murray in identifying the present drawing with the design listed in the account books; the cartoons were presented to the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery by Fairfax Murray (Nos. 7, 01 and 8,01). The Windows are illustrated by A.C. Sewter 'The Stained Glass of Wm. Morris and his Circle' Vol. 1 pls. 54 and 55.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black ink
Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Each Sheet Height 155 mm Width 132 mm
Card Size Height 226 mm Width 355 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and black ink over graphite, on two sheets each with trefoil cusped top, and pasted on to a card with decorated borders in watercolour

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sketches for window at Brighton / Flight into Egypt by Edward Burne Jones / July 1862 the cartoons which I / also possess were finished in the / following August See acct. book with the / firm of Morris & Co., / Ctm
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 720
Primary reference Number: 26636
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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