Biography of Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898

On 28 Aug 1833 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 was born to [his father] Edward Richard Jones at 11 Bennets Hill. His mother died six days later.

From 1844 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (10) attended King Edward VI Grammar School. From 1848 to 1852 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (18) attended Birmingham School of Art after which he studied theology at Exeter College where he became a friend of William Morris Author 1834-1896 (9), where, together with a group of friends they became known as the Birmingham Set who formed a society "The Brotherhood".

In 09 Jun 1856 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (22) and [his future wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (15) were engaged.

1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Woman's Head. Study of Le Chant D'Amour. Probably his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 and their children Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.1870. Edward Poynter Painter Baronet 1836-1919. Portrait of Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

Around 1857 Simeon Solomon Painter 1840-1905 (16) was introduced by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (28) to members of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood including Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909 (19) and Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (23).

In 1865 Frederick Sandys Painter 1829-1904 exhibited Gentle Spring at the Royal Academy. To the frame was attached a sonnet by Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909 also called Gentle Spring as follows ...<BR>.<BR>O Virgin Mother! of gentle days and nights,.<BR>Spring of fresh buds and spring of soft delights,.<BR>Come, with lips kissed of many an amorous hours,.<BR>Come, with hands heavy from the fervent flower,.<BR>The fleet first flower that feels the wind and sighs,.<BR>The tenderer leaf that draws the sun and dies;.<BR>Light butterflies like flowers alive in the air.<BR>Circling and crowning thy delicious hair,.<BR>And many a fruitful flower and floral fruit.<BR>Born of thy breath and fragrant from thy foot.<BR>Thee, Mother, all things born desire, and thee.<BR>Earth and the fruitless hollows of the sea.<BR>Praise, and thy tender winds of ungrown wing.<BR>Fill heaven with murmurs of the sudden spring.Between 1873 and 1878. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Laus Veneris or The Praise of Venus. From the poem Laus Veneris by Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909.

In Feb 1857 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (28) wrote to Willam Bell Scott:
Two young men, projectors of the “Oxford and Cambridge Magazine,” have recently come up to town from Oxford, and are now very intimate friends of mine. Their names are Morris (22) and Jones (23). They have turned artists instead of taking up any other career to which the university generally leads, and both are men of real genius. Jones’s designs are marvels of finish and imaginative detail, unequalled by anything unless perhaps Albert Durer’s finest works’ (W. B. Scott, Memoirs, ii. 37).

Since the time that Rossetti was called away from Oxford, in October, 1857, by the illness of Miss Siddal (30), he and Edward (26) had been less together, but there had been no decrease of affection between them, and so it was of the most vital interest to us when we learnt that Gabriel (32) was to be married about the same time as ourselves. He and Edward at once built up a plan for our all four meeting in Paris as soon as possible afterwards; I went home to Manchester to make my preparations, and it was decided that the fourth anniversary of our engagement, the 9th of June, should be our wedding-day. The conditions on which we started life were, pradically no debts, except of work to Mr. Flint, and the possession of about £30 in ready money; and I brought with me a small deal table with a drawer in it that held my wood-engraving tools. Three days before our marriage, however, came a note from the unfailing Mr. Flint : "The two pen-and-ink drawings are to hand to-day. I enclose order for £25 which you may need just now."So here was riches.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

It was quite clear that we must give up Paris and get to our own home as soon as the doctor gave Edward (26) leave to travel; so ruefully enough I wrote to Gabriel (32) and told him how things were; and his answer was a comfort to us, for he reported that they were both tired of "dragging about,"and looked forward with pleasure to sitting down again with their friends in London as soon as possible. "Lizzie (30) and I are likely to come back with two dogs,"he continues, "a big one and a little one. We have called the latter Punch in memory partly of a passage in Samuel_Pepys'_Diary_30_April_1669{Pepys's Diary}, "But in the street. Lord, how I did laugh to hear poor common persons call their fat child Punch, which name I do perceive to be good for all that is short and thick."We have got the book with us from Mudie's, and meant to have yelled over it in company if you had come to Paris. We are now reading Boswell's Johnson, which is almost as rich in some parts."This reading of Boswell resulted in the water-colour drawing of "Dr. Johnson at the Mitre "which Rossetti brought back with him from Paris.

On 09 Jun 1860 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (26) and Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (19) were married at Manchester.

1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Woman's Head. Study of Le Chant D'Amour. Probably his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 and their children Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.1870. Edward Poynter Painter Baronet 1836-1919. Portrait of Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

On 21 Oct 1861 [his son] Philip Burne-Jones 1861- was born to Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (28) and [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (21).

From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 and their children Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Woman's Head. Study of Le Chant D'Amour. Probably his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.1870. Edward Poynter Painter Baronet 1836-1919. Portrait of Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (29). Portrait of his wife [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (22).

1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

1864. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (30). Portrait of Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (24), and his sisters-in-law [his sister-in-law] Alice Macdonald 1837-1910 (26), [his sister-in-law] Agnes Macdonald 1843-1906 (21) and [his sister-in-law] Louisa Macdonald 1845-1925 (19) listening to his wife Georgiana (23) reading aloud.

1864. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914, and his sisters-in-law Alice Macdonald 1837-1910, Agnes Macdonald 1843-1906 and Louisa Macdonald 1845-1925 listening to his wife Georgiana reading aloud.

1866. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (32). Study of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (22).

1866. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Study of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

In 1866 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (32) and his family moved to 41 Kensington Square.

Around Jul 1866 [his daughter] Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953 was born to Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (32) and [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (25) at 41 Kensington Square.

From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 and their children Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.Around 1886. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his daughter Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Woman's Head. Study of Le Chant D'Amour. Probably his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.1870. Edward Poynter Painter Baronet 1836-1919. Portrait of Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (34). "Woman's Head. Study of "Le Chant D'Amour". Probably his wife [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (27).

1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Woman's Head. Study of Le Chant D'Amour. Probably his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

1870. George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904 (52). Portrait of Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (36).

1870. George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904. Portrait of Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898.

Around 1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (36). "Phyllis and Demophoon". Model Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (26). The moment after the embraces the almond tree into which she was said to have transformed after death.

Around 1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Phyllis and Demophoon. Model Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914. The moment after the embraces the almond tree into which she was said to have transformed after death.

Around 1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (36). Study of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (26).

Around 1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Study of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (36). Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (26).

1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

1871. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (37). Drawing of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (27).

1871. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Drawing of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

Between 1873 and 1878. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (39). "Laus Veneris" or "The Praise of Venus". From the poem Laus Veneris by Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909 (35).

Between 1873 and 1878. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Laus Veneris or The Praise of Venus. From the poem Laus Veneris by Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909.

Between 1873 and 1878. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (39). Study for "Laus Veneris". Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (37).

Between 1873 and 1878. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Study for Laus Veneris. Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

1874 to 1877. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (40). "The Beguiling of Merlin". Model Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (30).

1874 to 1877. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. The Beguiling of Merlin. Model Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

1882. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (48). "The Tree of Forgiveness". Model Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (38).

1882. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. The Tree of Forgiveness. Model Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (49). Gouache preparatory sketch for "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid".

1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Gouache preparatory sketch for King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid.

From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (49). Portrait of his wife [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (42) and their children [his son] Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and [his daughter] Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953 (16).

From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 and their children Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.

1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (49). Full-size preparatory cartoon for "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid".

1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Full-size preparatory cartoon for King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid.

1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (50). "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid". Model probably the artists wife [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (43). Inspired by Tennyson's (74) poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899 (56).

1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.

Around 1886. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (52). Portrait of his daughter [his daughter] Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953 (19).

Around 1886. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his daughter Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.

On 17 Jun 1898 Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (64) died.

On 02 Feb 1920 [his wife] Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (79) died.

1863. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.1868. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Woman's Head. Study of Le Chant D'Amour. Probably his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.From 1883. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of his wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 and their children Philip Burne-Jones 1861- and Margaret Burne-Jones 1866-1953.1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.1870. Edward Poynter Painter Baronet 1836-1919. Portrait of Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920.

Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 aged 37 from the portrait by George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904.