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Edward Burne-Jones letter to John Ruskin, 1862 June

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 56

Scope and Contents

Burne-Jones writes in reply to a letter from Ruskin. He references a "Harry VIII," a nickname for a shared acquaintance who Georgiana Burne-Jones describes as "the boy." Burne-Jones writes that he has had a hard time seeing in the dark to make his copies for Ruskin. He has completed the "sketch of St. Sebastian" and states "today I make a sketch of the St. Catherine" (of Alexandria?). Burne-Jones and Georgiana are "longing" to be with Ruskin in Milan. "William started yesterday for Venice so we shall miss I fear unless we meet at Padua."

Partially reproduced in Georgiana Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, vol. 1. (London: Macmillan, 1904), 247-248.


  • 1862 June


Physical Description

1 sheet (1 page) : 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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