Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-1898)

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones, English painter, was born in Birmingham in 1833 and died in Fulham, London in 1898. He was a pupil of Rossetti, friend and collaborator of William Morris, with whom he designed numerous cartoons for glass windows of Cathedral of Oxford. The main subjects of his works were religious themes: Adoration of Magicians and shepherds (1861-62, London, Tate Gall.), classic myths: Pigmalion (1869-79, Birmingham, City Mus. and Art Gall.), and medieval legends: King Cophetua and a little mendicant (1884, London, Tate Gall.). He was an author of decorations of the All Saints Church in Rome.

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