The Love Song (Le Chant d'Amour)

1865
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (English, 1833–1898)


Dimensions

Sheet: 54.9 x 77.7 cm (21 5/8 x 30 9/16 in.) Framed: 86.4 x 109.5 cm (34 x 43 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.2432

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

The paper was removed from a board decades ago–see conservation records

Inscription

On back in artist's writing: painted in Water colour/ Edward Burne Jones/ 1864

Signed

Lower left on a tablet:E.B.J./ 1865

Provenance

Sold by the artist to William Graham (b. 1817 - d. 1885), Glasgow; April 3, 1886, posthumous Graham sale, Christie's, London, lot 153, to Edward Clifford (b. 1844 - d. 1907), London. By 1887, Martin Brimmer (b. 1829 - d. 1896), Boston [see note]; 1906, bequest of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

NOTE: Lent to the MFA and included in the Catalogue of Works of Art Exhibited on the Second Floor, 3d ed., Winter 1887-1888 (Boston, 1888), p. 32, cat. no. 625.

Credit Line

Bequest of Martin Brimmer