Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt

Roundel with the Head of a Warrior


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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Graphite on paper
Support, circular: 224 × 224 mm
Bequeathed by J.R. Holliday 1927

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As well as stained glass for churches, Morris's company provided glass for domestic settings. The studies of heads in this group resemble the format of the stained glass panels Burne-Jones designed for 'The Hill' at Witley in Surrey, the home of the watercolourist Myles Birket Foster. Although the subjects of the drawings have not been firmly established, it is possible that they evoke characters from the history of the Trojan Wars, possibly Helen, Cassandra, and either Achilles or Hector.

Gallery label, September 2004

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