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Edward Burne-Jones

Photograph
1890 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This photograph shows Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones at work in the Garden Studio of his house, The Grange, North End Lane, Fulham, on his vast watercolour The Star of Bethlehem (completed early 1891). It was taken by Barbara Leighton, about whom nothing is known. In the past it has past been wrogly attributed to Frederick Hollyer who did however make this platinum print from Leighton's 15 x 12 inch negative.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitlePortraits of many persons of note photographed by Frederick Hollyer in three volumes, vol. II (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Platinum print
Brief Description
Portrait of Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), by Barbara Leighton (active ca.1890), printed by Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933), ca. 1890
Physical Description
Portrait of Edward Burne walking down a ladder in front of his painting 'The Star of Bethlehem'. Pasted to green board.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33.3cm
  • Width: 27.8cm
  • Green board height: 494mm
  • Green board width: 379mm
Gallery Label
  • This photograph shows the artist Burne-Jones at work in the garden studio of his house in London. He is working on his vast watercolour The Star of Bethlehem which was completed in early 1891. The photograph was taken by Barbara Leighton, about whom little is known. Her negative was enlarged and printed by Frederick Hollyer, who is known for his portraits of artists and reproduction photographs of paintings, including by Burne-Jones.(10/2012)
  • Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts : Barbara Leighton (dates unknown, active 1890s) Sir Edward Burne-Jones, 27 July 1890 1890 This photograph shows the artist Burne-Jones at work in the garden studio of his house in London. He is working on his vast watercolour The Star of Bethlehem which was completed in early 1891. The photograph was taken by Barbara Leighton, about whom little is known. Her negative was enlarged and printed by Frederick Hollyer, who is known for his portraits of artists and reproduction photographs of paintings, including by Burne-Jones. Platinum print Museum no. 11-1939 (11 03 2014)
Object history
This photograph has in the past been wrongly attributed to Frederick Hollyer who did however make this platinum print from Barbara Leighton's 15 x 12 inch negative.
Subject depicted
Summary
This photograph shows Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones at work in the Garden Studio of his house, The Grange, North End Lane, Fulham, on his vast watercolour The Star of Bethlehem (completed early 1891). It was taken by Barbara Leighton, about whom nothing is known. In the past it has past been wrogly attributed to Frederick Hollyer who did however make this platinum print from Leighton's 15 x 12 inch negative.
Bibliographic Reference
Conrad, Christofer & Zettel, Annabel. Edward Burne-Jones : the earthly paradise. Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz, 2009no. 131
Collection
Accession Number
11-1939

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record createdOctober 6, 2004
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