Wednesday, March 31, 2010
More Burne-Jones Mystery
Spes was one of his more compassionate paintings of her, and perhaps had to do with the fact she was married just as Burne-Jones was. The Beguiling of Merlin seems to symbolically place the blame on her, as if he had no choice but to be smitten. But he also painted her in softer paintings, such as Love Among the Ruins.
At this point all pertinent info and a photo has been sent to a Pre-Raphaelite expert, curator and art dealer in England who used to work for Sotheby's so we'll see. If he doesn't bother to reply, I'll know it's a common piece. If he does - well, we'll just take it form there. Any information will be awesome to me, just to know what it is. I don't imagine I'll be able to trace it's travels form Britian to South Carolina, but it would be very cool if I could.