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Portrait of Edward Burne-Jones

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Legros, Alphonse, born 1837 - died 1911 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and bodycolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case IONIDES, shelf 20

The French artist Alphonse Legros made a large number of portraits of artists and writers which are earnestly naturalistic rather than flattering. This rather sombre portrait captures something of his fellow artist Edward Burne-Jones's seriousness and introspective trait, but little of his humour and sense of fun.

Physical description

Full-face portrait (head and shoulders) of Edward Burne-Jones.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1869 (made)


Legros, Alphonse, born 1837 - died 1911 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and bodycolour

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with Legros' initials in white bodycolour, bottom left


Height: 32.7 cm, Width: 22.6 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides, 1900.

Historical context note

There is a related oil painting in Aberdeen Gallery and Museum.

Descriptive line

Alphonse Legros, full face portrait (head and shoulders) of Edward Burne-Jones


Watercolour; Bodycolour


Portraits; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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