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Edward Burne-Jones (Edward Burne Jones) (1833-1898)  Pygmalion and the Image - Study for Pygmalion and Galatea at the Altar of Hymen  Pencil on tracing paper, 1867  121 mm x 88 mm  Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Title: Study for Pygmalion
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Edward Burne-Jones (Edward Burne Jones) (1833-1898)
Pygmalion and the Image - Study for Pygmalion and Galatea at the Altar of Hymen
Pencil on tracing paper, 1867
121 mm x 88 mm
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

 A drawing for a series of four paintings based on an episode William Morris' cycle of epic poems, 'The Earthly Paradise'. The first series is currently in the collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber, the second is in Birmingham's collection. 
 
This study is also known as 'The Altar of Hymen', in Morris's verse from 'The Earthly Paradise' this scene is not recounted explicitly, but rather hinted at through Galatea's own words. It shows the marriage of Pygmalion and Galatea. 

The composition is identical to a later gouache painting uted by Burne-Jones in 1874, bearing that name. The present location of the painting is unknown, although Bill Waters and Martin Harrison state in their 1973 book on Burne-Jones, that the painting was a wedding present for William Graham's daughter Amy. Her married monogram, 'AM' (for Amy Muir-Mackenzie) is inscribed on the bottom left of the flaming altar itself.
 
Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for Pygmalionin his Workshop
 
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Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for Pygmalion seeing the Image come to Life
 
Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for Pygmalion seeing the Image come to Life
 
Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for Pygmalion seeing the Image come to Life
 
Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Study for Pygmalion and Galatea at the Altar of Hymen
 
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Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Study for Pygmalion playing the Organ
 
Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Study for Pygmalion returns to his House
 
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