Burne-Jones' Nativity

Feb. 22, 2018Mar. 19, 2018
Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room - NEW ACQUISITION

A recently acquired painting on paper by artist and designer Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), one of the most prominent British artists of the late 19th century, is on view in the Huntington Art Gallery's Works on Paper Room through March 19. The Nativity, made in 1887, was a preparatory study for a William Morris stained-glass window in St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, the artist's hometown. Burne-Jones was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites and was one of the co-founders of William Morris' decorative arts firm, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (later Morris & Co.). The work, still in its original gilt frame, was purchased with funds from the California Community Foundation and gift of Dr. Charles H. Strub and Mrs. John Wilson, by exchange.