The Summons: Study for the Head of Gawaine

Sir Edward Burne-Jones British

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Burne-Jones enrolled at Oxford in 1853 only to leave two years later to train under the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriele Rossetti. Burne-Jones was soon recognized as a leading artist in his own right. Toward the end of his career, the Australian mining engineer William Knox d’Arcy commissioned him to design a set of tapestries depicting the legend of the Quest for the Holy Grail. This drawing is a preparatory study for the figure of Gawaine in the tapestry The Summons.

The Summons: Study for the Head of Gawaine, Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham), Fabricated black crayon on paper

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