Wood-engraving, engraved by Horace Harral
5½ x 3 inches
Mrs Alfred Gatty, Parables from Nature, facing 205.
Burne-Jones’s take on the Nativity, with the Holy Family being celebrated by divine campanologists. The artist once again deploys a Pre-Raphaelite style, though the wider allusion is to Quattrocento painting – the ‘original pre-Raphaelitism’, we might say, of Botticelli, Perugino, Piero, and Mantegna.
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