Male Figure Study for "Love's Wayfaring" or "The Car of Love"

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA (1833-1898)

c. 1888

Red and black chalk on reddish-brown paper

15 x 10 inches, 38 x 25.5 centimetres.

"A study for the figure on the extreme right of the third back row in the picture. . . . The painting was begin in 1870, a date at which Burne-Jones had a strong sense of the overwhelming and destructive power of love, because of his traumatic relationship with Maria Zaambaco. He continued work on the painting in the 1880s and 1890s, and these drawings date from the later period" — Waters, p. 61

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