Sunday, July 4, 2010

Circle of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones - Angel of the Annunciation

Oil on canvas, 36 × 22 ins

This painting is contemporary in date to Burne-Jones and is surely inspired by Angeli
Ministrantes and Angeli Laudantes, the wool silk and mohair tapestries woven at the
Merton Abbey Works of Morris and Company in 1894 and now in the Victoria and
Albert Museum. The tapestries were based on Burne-Jones windows in Salisbury
Cathedral dating to 1878.


ana said...

Beautiful, indeed.

Hermes said...

This would make such a lovely embroidery.