Sketch of Edward Burne-Jones in a Boat, Walton-on-Thames
Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Ref. no. 1961P51
Burne-Jones sympathised with the French who had struggled for the new Republic, and had been through such troubled times (see Burne-Jones 16-17). He also admired those French artists who showed "skill and daring in their work," and were mostly, even the well-known ones, "quite poor" (qtd. in Burne-Jones 224-25). [Commentary continues below.]
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