William Morris Archive

The Death of Turnus


Bibliographic Citation

Edward Burne-Jones, “The Death of Turnus,” William Morris Archive, accessed August 15, 2022, http://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/2669.

Title

The Death of Turnus

Creator

Edward Burne-Jones

Date

1873

Publisher

Fitzwilliam no. 1183-12

Extent

144 x 140 mm

Type

illustration

Relation

The Aeneids of Virgil

Description

The Fitzwilliam Museum owns twenty-nine drawings, all highly-finished as illustrations for a proposed Aeneid of Virgil, as planned by William Morris. Between 1870 and 1875 Morris completed five hand-written volumes and began several more; of these only one was the Aeneid.
The Huntington Library owns the manuscript by William Morris #6439. See Anna Cox Brinton, A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid, W. Ritchie, 1934, pp. 17-18; Georgiana Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, vol. 2, ch. xvii, p. 56.
Provenance: EB-J; Laurence W. Hodson; Hodson sale, Christie's, June 15, 1906, lot 37, bought J. R. Holliday, by whom presented to the Museum, 1927