William Morris Archive

Venus appearing to Aeneas before Carthage


Bibliographic Citation

Edward Burne-Jones, “Venus appearing to Aeneas before Carthage,” William Morris Archive, accessed May 20, 2022, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/2668.

Title

Venus appearing to Aeneas before Carthage

Creator

Edward Burne-Jones

Date

1873

Publisher

Fitzwilliam no. 1183 - 1

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.