Beauty and the Beast - The Prince, formerly the Beast

Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Beauty and the Beast - The Prince, formerly the Beast
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 23cm


Depicting the Prince, this tile was designed by Edward Burne-Jones to be displayed with Beauty. They were also translated into a three-quarter length stained glass panel of which there are versions in the Victoria & Albert Museum (C323-323A - 1927), originally shown by the Firm at the 1864 Exhibition of Stained Glass on Mosaic in South Kensington. These panels also appear in Edward Burne-Jones' Account Book for 1861: 'King and Queen 1-00' and are illustrated in 'William Morris, Selected Writings and Designs', edited by A. Briggs (1962), pl. 52 and 53, where they were wrongly attributed to Morris himself. According to Myers, in the summer 1863 Burne-Jones charged Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., ú6 for 'a set of subjects for tiles Beauty and the Beast'.

Image Details

152mm x 152mm
Earthenware with polychrome enamels and tin glaze.
Gift in 1980
Accession Number

© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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