Not on display
- Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt 1833–1898
- Graphite on paper
- Support: 210 x 225 mm
- Bequeathed by J.R. Holliday 1927
Burne-Jones's involvement with the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company meant that several of his designs were redeployed to decorate furniture. This sketch relates to a highly finished pencil drawing of 1861 called 'The Backgammon Players' (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), in which the position of the figures is reversed. Burne-Jones repeated the subject as an oil painting on leather for the doors of a cabinet made by the Morris company (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Gallery label, September 2004
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