Thursday, January 29, 2009

Edward Burne-Jones - Le Chant D'Amour

1868 - 77
Georgiana was an accomplished musician and musical themes often appear in his works. The title here is from an old Breton song. The original work was painted in 1864 on the inside lid of an upright piano (now in the V&A) and the full-sized painting was developed from this.

1 comment:

Tim McGee said...

Who is the Georgiana in the caption?
Burne-Jones's wife was named Georgiana, but I don't believe she was the model in this case. In any case, the caption starts in an incomplete way.