Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Golden Stairs

Roger Homan (Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Brighton) talks about Jane and Rossetti " In Rossetti's painting she is always evident as Jane Burden. For Burne-Jones, however, Jane Burden becomes a type: her image appears in The Golden Stairs (1876-80, Tate) not as an individual study but several times within a host. He borrows her image so often and uses it in such moderation that we have now become accustomed to a new generation of angels."

The Morris Society did a very good paper on this lovely painting:

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