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- 'Ploughing in the Campagna', George Heming Mason
- 'Angel Playing a Flageolet', Edward Burne-Jones
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- 'Pastoral, Mountain Shepherds', John Linnell
- 'Landscape near Abinger', George Vicat Cole
- 'The Heights of the Abruzzi', William Linnell
- 'The Jew's Harp', David Wilkie
- 'Ships at Anchor', Richard Parkes Bonington
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- 'A Nun', Henriette Browne
- 'Playing at Work', Charles Edward Perugini
'Angel Playing a Flageolet', Edward Burne-Jones
Angel playing a Flageolet, Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898)
This composition is based on a stained glass design Burne-Jones made for a window depicting the New Jerusalem for the parish church in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, in 1862-63. The angel and the curved horn were originally shaped to fit within a tracery trefoil (a shaped feature within the window).
Burne-Jones had a fondness for historic decorative objects. The flageolet originated in France in the early 18th century. Burne-Jones uses vivid reds and blues on the angel’s draperies to enhance the splendour of the heavenly setting. Burne-Jones kept this work in his studio for ten years before parting with it. It was sold to the art dealers ‘Agnew’s’, from whom it was immediately bought by George Holt.
Medium and Support: Watercolour, bodycolour and gold paint on paper mounted on canvas
Date: about 1878
Accession No: WAG 192