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


Watercolor and gouache on white paper mounted on very fine canvas, formerly attached to stretcher

122.2 x 45.7 cm (48 1/8 x 18 in.) frame (by M. Grieve Co.): 134.6 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm (53 x 23 x 2 1/2 in.)

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, object no. 1943.461

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Inscribed by the artist on the threshold of the doorway: "I AM NIGHT & BRING AGAIN / HOPE OF PLEASURE REST FROM PAIN / THOUGHTS UNSAID TWIXT LIFE AND DEATH / MY FRUITFUL SILENCE QUICKENETH"; signed and dated by Burne-Jones, too, and painted as one of a pair with Morning.

  • Philip H. Calderon's Night
  • Night was a favourite subject with Victorian Symbolist artists. — Dennis T. Lanigan.

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