Love among the Ruins by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA. Source: 1894 Magazine of Art. “Painting by E. Burne-Jones, recently destroyed. Engraved by Mr. Dorney[?]. By special permission of the artist, from a photograph by F. Hollyer.”

“The news that Mr. Edward Burne-Jones's masterpiece, "Love Among the Kuins," had received great damage has been made public by the daily papers; we liierefore have the pleasure to place an engraving of it before our readers. At the same time we are precluded from connneuting upon the circumstance as the whole matter is sub judice; and the question of damages, if any, is yet, at the time of writing, to be settled. We may point out, however, that the picture, which took the better part of three years to complete, was first exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, and was at once recognised as touching the highest point of poetic tragedy to which the artist had attained, while the curious simplicity of execution greatly impresssed the admirers of Mr. Burne-Jones's art. What may be the ultimate fate of the present picture we do not know: but we may announce that the painter has decided upon executing a replica as closely as he can — though he admits that the handling will not be the same.” — The Magazine of Art

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"Love among the Ruins." Magazine of Art. 17 (December 1893-November 1894): 49. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 4 September 2013.

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