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Edward Burne-Jones letter to John Ruskin, 1862 June

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 56

Scope and Contents

Burne-Jones writes that (John William) Inchbold has arrived, bringing Ruskin's letter. Burne-Jones remarks upon his copies made for Ruskin: "four rotten little sketches; one of a head in the Veronese Triumph at the Ducal Palace, one of the Bacchus head of Tintoret (as nearly original size as I could guess), one of St. Catherine, and one of the Harem or Marriage of Cana. They really are so far more faithful than those I did under your eye, for you frightened me, you did." Burne-Jones describes a trip to Torcello: "Cat [Georgiana] and I went early to Torcello and confided much poetic sentiment to each other." Despite their enjoyment, Burne-Jones writes of his and Georgiana's homesickness.

Includes a cartoon sketch by Burne-Jones of himself and Georgiana with Venice behind.

Partially reproduced in Georgiana Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, vol. 1. (London: Macmillan, 1904), 246-247.


  • 1862 June


Physical Description

1 sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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