Monday, November 16, 2009

Blanche F. MacArthur - Georgiana Burne-Jones

Portrait of Georgiana MacDonald, later Lady Burne-Jones

Signed and dated 1881, oil on canvas
53 x 43.5cm (20 7/8 x 17 1/8in)

"Georgiana Macdonald (1840-1920) was one of eleven children born into a strict methodist family, in 1860 she married the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Coley Burne-Jones. Many of her siblings also courted fame: One sister married Edward Poynter, artist and president of the Royal Academy; another was mother to Stanley Baldwin and a fourth sister was mother to Rudyard Kipling." - catalogue note

An interesting posting from Stephanie Pina at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood - 'Sweet Georgie ...'

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