Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mural Design - The Wedding Procession of Sir Degrevaunt By Sir Edward Burne-Jones 1860

This study, squared for transfer, is for one of three mural paintings (wedding procession, ceremony and feast) illustrating the romance of Sir Degrevaunt, executed by Burne-Jones in the drawing-room at Red House in the summer of 1860, soon after William and Jane Morris moved in. The Morrises were depicted as Degrevaunt and his bride. The paintings, part of an incomplete series, are still in situ. The story had been published in the Camden Society's volume of Thornton Romances in 1844, and was a favourite with Morris and Burne-Jones.

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