The Month of March

Sir Edward Burne-Jones British

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Burne-Jones worked with William Morris on decorative projects for more than thirty years. This early design represents March as a young woman carrying a ram, the zodiacal sign for Aries. She stands amid blooming crocuses and blackthorn and is serenaded by a song thrush. The drawing was used to create a painted panel, one of a series dedicated to the months in the Green Dining Room at the new South Kensington (now Victoria and Albert) Museum. The scheme helped to establish the reputation of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company, and the finished room was described in 1875 as “one of the pleasantest little picture-galleries in existence.”

The Month of March, Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham), Graphite

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