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Painted panel
  • Painted panel
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882
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Painted panel

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (painter (artist))
    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (painter (artist))
    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.310-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This painted wooden panel is one of a set of four. It is probably an example of the early work produced by William Morris (1834-1896), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) while based at premises in Red Lion Square, London. It is likely that the panels may have been part of a large piece of furniture such as a settle, perhaps even the built-in settle in the drawing room at Red House: William Morris’s home in Bexleyheath, Kent, designed by Philip Webb (1831-1915).

It is uncertain which of Morris’s circle was responsible for the painting of the panels. This uncertainty reflects how closely these individuals worked together during the early years of their collaboration. The subject of the panels suggests the seasons. This particular example is most likely to be Autumn. However, there is no evidence to suggest that the panels were ever intended to be ‘labelled’ in this way.

Physical description

This is one of a set of four panels which may originally have formed part of a piece of furniture.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (painter (artist))
Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (painter (artist))
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Dimensions

Height: 61 cm, Width: 41 cm, Depth: 3.2 cm

Descriptive line

Painted panel, ca. 1860

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419

Labels and date

(Circ.310, 311-1960, Circ.128 & 129-1953)

FOUR PANELS
ENGLISH; about 1860-1865
Oil paint on wood

Possibly from a bookcase painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris. [pre October 2000]
Circ. 128 & 129-1953, and Circ. 310 & 311-1960

FOUR PAINTED PANELS
ENGLISH; c.1860
Painted wood
Probably painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

These panels are reputed to have come from a piece of furniture at the Red House, Bexley Heath, the house of William Morris. [pre October 2000]
Circ. 310, 311-1960, Circ. 128 &129-1953

FOUR PANELS
ENGLISH; about 1860-1865
Oil pain on wood

Possibly from a bookcase painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris. [pre October 2000]

Subjects depicted

Headdress; Flower; Cloak; Female

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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