William Morris Archive

The Death of Turnus


Bibliographic Citation

Edward Burne-Jones, “The Death of Turnus,” William Morris Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/3116.

Title

The Death of Turnus

Creator

Edward Burne-Jones

Date

1873

Publisher

Fitzwilliam 1183 - 12

Type

illustration

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 HM6439.

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.