Thursday, May 7, 2009

Edward Burne-Jones - Love Among the Ruins

oil on canvas
National Trust
Maria Zambaco is the model for the woman, Gaetano Meo the male lover. It was originally painted in gouache which was damaged but later restored (by Burne Jones) after this oil copy was made. It was painted after his parting from Maria and is one of the most melancholic of his often rather sad paintings.

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