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Edward Burne-Jones (Edward Burne Jones) (1833-1898)  Pygmalion and the Image: I - The Heart Desires  Oil on canvas, 1875-1878  76.3 x 99 cm (30.04
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Title: Pygmalion and the Image: I
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Edward Burne-Jones (Edward Burne Jones) (1833-1898)
Pygmalion and the Image: I - The Heart Desires
Oil on canvas, 1875-1878
76.3 x 99 cm (30.04" x 3' 2.98")
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Pygmalion and the Image Series or "Pygmalion and Galatea Series" (1875-78)

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham:
The Heart Desires
The Hand Refrains
The Godhead Fires
The Soul Attains
 
 
One of a series of four paintings was based on an episode William Morris' cycle of epic poems, 'The Earthly Paradise'.

The oil paintings in Birmingham's collection, comprise the second series of Pygmalion and the Image. Most scholars agree, based on an excerpt Georgiana Burne-Jones's 'Memorials', that the head of Pygmalion in Series Two was modelled by WAS Benson in the 1870s. While Antonio Corsi sat as the model for Series One. In Series One, there are four sculptural figures in the background representing the Four Seasons or Horae; in Series Two, there are only three, now the Three Graces. The first series is currently in the collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber.
 
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