Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

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Edward Burne-Jones
(British, 1833-1898)
Sleeping Beauty, 1870-73
Oil on canvas
The Legend of Briar Rose is the title of a series of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones which were completed between 1885 and 1890. The four original paintings–The Briar Wood, The Council Chamber, The Garden Court and The Rose Bower–and an additional ten adjoining panels, are located at Buscot Park in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
from the wikipedia article on the Briar Rose series. You can see the rest of the paintings in the series there, and read the inscriptions. Burne-Jone's daughter (Margaret) was the model for Briar Rose.

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