Bewigged Head and William Morris

Edward Burne-Jones

William Morris

Ford Madox Brown

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1860?
Note: The date of 1861 is conjectural; it could be as late as 1865.


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 1980P38

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of a pair of composite humorous drawings that were apparently initiated by Burne-Jones shortly after he and his wife moved into their home in Great Russell Street. The result is a kind of "exquisite corpse" drawing to which DGR, Brown, and Morris also contributed.

The Birmingham Museum supplied the title that is given here. It indicates that the figure is meant to parody Morris.

Bewigged Head and William Morris
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