Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898)Artist and designer born in Birmingham in 1833 as Edward Jones. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he first met William Morris. Jones became a pupil of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and developed his characteristic Pre-Raphaelite style, which is found throughout his work as a painter, book illustrator and designer of tapestries and stained glass. Jones first designed stained glass in 1856, and following several notable works made by James Powell & Sons, he joined Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. in 1861. When the firm was reformed as Morris & Co. in 1875 under Morris' sole control, Burne-Jones became responsible for designing most of the figures and scenes for the stained glass made by the firm. His designs continued to be used by Morris & Co. long after his death in 1898, and his work was influential on others, notably Henry Holiday and his circle.
Edward Coley Burne-Jones was knighted in 1894, and his last major window was made for the west wall of the church at Hawarden.
Flickr Edward Burne-Jones Group
William Waters, Damozels and Deities: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870–1898 (Abbots Morton: Seraphim, 2017), pp. 47–167 and further references.
Edward Burne-Jones (London: Tate, 2018).
Douglas E. Schoenherr, 'Edward Burne-Jones's Account Books with Morris & Company (1861-1900): An Annotated Edition' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xxxv (2011), 78–241.
Fiona MacCarthy, The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination (London: Faber & Faber, 2011).
A. Charles Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1974).
A. Charles Sewter, 'The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle: A Catalogue' (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1975).
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