Monday, January 19, 2009

Edward Burne-Jones - Margaret Burne-Jones

portrait of a woman, believed to be margaret burne-jones
red chalk and pencil on buff paper
41 by 26.5 cm., 16 by 10 1/2 in.

The drawing bears the following inscription on the reverse: ''I think this is a portrait of Burne-Jones' daughter when young - Mrs Mackail who I know some years ago - in the 1920s. She used to visit with her brother (Sir Philip Burne-Jones). She was when young ... what is I think described as 'Marie Grey', ash blond with lilac blue colour eyes - a striking feature of hers''.

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