Hidden Burne-Jones: Works on Paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Hidden Burne-Jones throws new light on the draughtsmanship of leading Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones, by studying his development as an artist and image maker through his life-long commitment to drawing. Leading Burne-Jones specialist John Christian presents new research on Burne-Jones's drawing technique and stylistic development; Elisa Korb studies Burne-Jones’s depiction of the female form, his approach to using models, and the stylistic development of subjects such as the nude over the course of his career; and Tessa Sidey looks at Burne-Jones’s often uneasy relationship with his native city of Birmingham, and the work of major benefactors, especially local patrons J.R. Holliday and Charles Fairfax Murray, in helping to develop the Museum and Art Gallery’s internationally important holdings the artist’s work.

The volume illustrates 63 selected drawings and works on paper, with a complete catalogue listing of all 1,137 drawings, watercolours, prints and archive material at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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John Christian is a leading expert on the work of Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite movement; Tessa Sidey is Curator of Prints and Drawings at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; Elisa Korb is a postgraduate doctoral student at the University of Birmingham, who has documented the Burne-Jones works on paper collection at the Museums and Art Gallery over the past three years.

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An excellent catalogue” Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator

[A] considerable achievement” Jane Munro, Print Quarterly

The catalogue and exhibition portray hidden sides of Burne-Jones; he comes across as a multi-talented artist and designer” Eleanor Beyer, The Review of The Pre-Raphaelite Society

embodying mature insight, new research, modern technology and hands-on experience in a highly effective synthesis” Dr Paul Spencer-Longhurst, Senior Curator, Barber Institute of Fine Arts



“An excellent catalogue” Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator

“[A] considerable achievement” Jane Munro, Print Quarterly

“The catalogue and exhibition portray hidden sides of Burne-Jones; he comes across as a multi-talented artist and designer” Eleanor Beyer, The Review of The Pre-Raphaelite Society

“embodying mature insight, new research, modern technology and hands-on experience in a highly effective synthesis” Dr Paul Spencer-Longhurst, Senior Curator, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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