Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Edward Burne-Jones - vellum paintings

[Book of Psalms]
"This book was painted by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt., and given to his friend, H. M. Gaskell."
10.5 x 7"
[The Apocrypha]
"This book was painted for H. M. Gaskell by her friend Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt."
both vellum binding illuminated in gouache and gold paint.
10.5 x 7"
Wisdom presenting Solomon with a book of knowledge and the mirror of revelation.
These were painted by BJ for his close friends usually on vellum.


Lucy Corrander said...

Burne-Jones was so versatile!


Hermes said...

A true artist to my mind who wasn't afraid to experiment.