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A Peacock
Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A Peacock late 19th C

Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898)

Paintings Collection

(b Birmingham, 28 Aug. 1833; d London, 16/17 June 1898). English painter, illustrator, and designer, a key figure in the second phase of Pre-Raphaelitism. In 1853 he began studying at Oxford University, intending to train for the priesthood, but his interest was turned to art first by William Morris, his fellow student, and then by Rossetti, who remained the decisive influence on him. He left Oxford without taking a degree in 1856 and settled in London.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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