Re-framing Edward Burne Jones ‘Aurora’

Edward Coley Burne-Jones (28 August 1833-98) was admired as one of the greatest artists of Victorian Britain. In 1877, art critic and novelist Henry James thought Burne-Jones a remarkable colourist, although many of his works of the 1890s displayed a strong tendency for monochrome. ‘In the palace of art there are many chambers, and that…

The unique aesthetics of the Victorian era

The unique aesthetics of the Victorian era in our International Art Collection, is explored through painting, works on paper, the decorative arts, and by examining the developments of Victorian England through the innovative and unconventional photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and the experimental ceramics of Doulton Pottery. The period of Queen Victoria’s reign (1837–1901) saw…