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Page from a sketchbook - Designs for a brooch

Designs for a brooch

  • Object:

    Page from a sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1883 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 91, shelf D, box 44

Burne-Jones was for a while one of the best-known painters in the world. He also kept a series of little sketchbooks in which he made designs for his paintings and for more intimate things such as jewellery. These drawings were not intended for commercial production. They were personal gifts for favoured friends and members of his family. Many designs for jewellery in the 19th century were intended to impress or copied earlier styles. These designs by Burne-Jones, however, are delicate. They are filled with a kind of symbolism much admired by his followers in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Physical description

pencil drawing on paper

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1883 (made)


Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper


Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Designs for the "Flower Book", (now in the British Museum). Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898); Sketchbook (136 pages)

Subjects depicted



Jewellery; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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