The Month of March

Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham )

ca. 1866
Graphite on paper
19 x 10-5/8 in. (48.3 x 27 cm)
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1942
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed at upper left corner in pencil: C 8 11/16 /Jones 3 / March

  • Provenance

    Donor: Anonymous Donor

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 14, 2008–July 13, 2008.

  • References

    Linda Parry "William Morris and the Green Dining Room." The Magazine Antiques. August 1996, pp. 204-5 discusses and illustrates a related drawing by Burne-Jones at Kelmscott Manor for Taurus as a figure in a snowy landscape (and the related panel in the Green Dining Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum)., p. 202 (illustrates related panel in Green Dining Room, V&A), ill.

    Stephen Wildman, John Christian Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998, Not in exhibition. Burne-Jones's designs for the related panels in the Green Dining Room, South Kensington Museum are mentioned., p. 116.

    Douglas E. Schoenherr "Annotated Checklist of Edward Burne-Jones's Designs for Morris & Comapny in Order of Entry in his Account Books - Addenda to "The Cartoon Book" and Morris & Comapny's Sale of Burne-Jones's Cartoons in 1901-1904." The Journal of Stained Glass: Burne-Jones Special Issue. 2011, Related work: "March" cartoon for tapestry, sold by M&C. in 1902 to E. H. Van Ingen of the large New York importing house of he same name for £35 (Cartoon Book, 126), pp. 239, 241.

    Linda Parry William Morris. 1996, Mentions that Burne-Jones's accounts record that he received 35 pounds for "7 SK cartoons.", p. 140.

    Suzanne Fagence Cooper Pre-Raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum. 2003, pl. 34 shows the related panel of Aries by Burne-Jones and Charles Fairfax Murray, in the Green Dining Room, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, p. 43.

    Sally-Anne Huxtable "Re-reading the Green Dining Room." in Rethinking the Interior, c. 1867–1896: Aestheticism in Arts and Crafts. Volume edited by Jason Edwards, Volume edited by Imogen Hart, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, Vt., 2010, Describes related panel: "The third figures is Aries, a girl surrounded by pale pink blossom, standing by a gothic tomb in a springtime wood and clutching a statuette of the Ram." (MMA drawing not mentioned), p. 28.

    Josephine Lansing Allen "A Pre-Raphaelite drawing." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. vol. 1, no. 5, January 1943, in Notes (inside back cover), ill.

    Anne Carlisle English Drawings: XIX Century. Hyperion Press, New York, [1950], cat. no. p. 99, ill.

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