KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes (Bergen, Norway): Edward Burne-Jones: The Pre-Raphaelites and the North
- Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt 1833–1898
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1079 × 622 mm
frame: 1600 × 1300 × 170 mm
- Bequeathed by Miss Maud Beddington 1940
This picture evokes a mood of contemplation and stillness. Its Latin title means ‘Evening Quiet’. Burne-Jones is believed to have employed a model named Elizabeth Keene, who he invited to watch him work on the painting. She is seen in a three-quarter view leaning on a balustrade in a pose reminiscent of Italian Renaissance portraits. These had greatly impressed Burne-Jones on his second visit to Italy with John Ruskin, in 1862.
Gallery label, November 2016
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