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Backgammon Players Cabinet Philip Webb, Designer Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., Maker Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Painter 1...
<ul><ul><ul><li>“ The very best things in this Mediæval Court are mere parodies of something which refuses to be parodied ...
 
 
 
 
William Morris/Morris & Co. Blackthorn wallpaper Block-printed paper UK, 1892 Victoria and Albert Museum, E.481-1919
 
Edward Burne-Jones  The Backgammon Players 1861 Pencil 11.5 x 12.75 in. (29.2 x 32.4 cm) Edward Burne-Jones  The Backgammo...
Top Left:  Vittore Carpaccio Consecration of St. Stephen (detail), ca. 1511 Oil on canvas 58.3 x 90.9 in. (148 x 231 cm) S...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice 1853 watercolor 16.5 x 24 in. (41.9 x 61 cm.) Ashmol...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti  Lady Lilith  1868 Oil 37.5 x 32 in. (95.25 x 81.3 cm) Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, Delaware Ed...
<ul><li>“ I mean by a picture, a beautiful romantic dream of something that never was, never will be – in a light better t...
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Backgammon Cabinet

  1. 1. Backgammon Players Cabinet Philip Webb, Designer Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., Maker Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Painter 1861, England Painted pine, oil paint on leather, brass, copper H. 73 in. (185.4 cm), W. 45 in. (114.3 cm). D. 21 in. (53.3 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art, 26.54
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>“ The very best things in this Mediæval Court are mere parodies of something which refuses to be parodied successfully…endowed with only a very shallow significancy. It is to be hoped that the gentlemen who have produced these various works, now they have convinced the public that modern mediævalism is equally harmless and worthless, will be induced to step out of the middle ages, and to realize the fact of their existing in the second half of the nineteenth century.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Charles Boutell, “The Medieval Court,” The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition , 1862. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 7. William Morris/Morris & Co. Blackthorn wallpaper Block-printed paper UK, 1892 Victoria and Albert Museum, E.481-1919
  4. 9. Edward Burne-Jones The Backgammon Players 1861 Pencil 11.5 x 12.75 in. (29.2 x 32.4 cm) Edward Burne-Jones The Backgammon Players 1861 Pencil heightened with bodycolor 23.6 x 40.5 in. (60 x 103 cm) Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Edward Burne-Jones The Backgammon Players 1861-2 Watercolor and bodycolor on paper, laid down on canvas 8.85 x 13.8 in. (22 x 35 cm) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  5. 10. Top Left: Vittore Carpaccio Consecration of St. Stephen (detail), ca. 1511 Oil on canvas 58.3 x 90.9 in. (148 x 231 cm) Staatliche Museen, Berlin Top Right: Jacopo Tintoretto Diana and Endymion, ca. 1575-1585 oil on canvas 51.1 x 107.1 in. (129.8 x 272 cm) Palazzo Pitti, Florence Left: Sandro Botticelli Primavera (detail), ca. 1478 Tempera on Panel 79.9 x 123.6 in. (203 x 314 cm) Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  6. 11. Dante Gabriel Rossetti The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice 1853 watercolor 16.5 x 24 in. (41.9 x 61 cm.) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford William Morris Artist with Edward Burne-Jones 1890 Hammersmith Public Library
  7. 12. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Lady Lilith 1868 Oil 37.5 x 32 in. (95.25 x 81.3 cm) Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, Delaware Edward Burne-Jones The Love Song 1868-77 Oil on canvas 45 x 61.4 in. (114.3 x 155.9 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 47.26
  8. 13. <ul><li>“ I mean by a picture, a beautiful romantic dream of something that never was, never will be – in a light better than any light that ever shone – in a land no one can define or remember, only desire – and the forms divinely beautiful.” </li></ul><ul><li>Burne-Jones in a letter to Morris </li></ul>

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