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Collotype - The Flower Book - Wake, Dearest

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P5.23
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1905 - 1905

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


A page from the facsimile edition of Burne-Jones' Flower Book, one of 38 watercolour designs reproduced by Henri Piazza et Cie, for the Fine Art Society, London in 1905.

'Wake, Dearest!' probably refers to the Arum triphyllum flower, which has the common names 'Wake Robin', 'Memory Root', 'Devil's Ear', or 'Jack-in-the-Pulpit'. The climactic moment of the prince waking the Sleeping Beauty with a kiss is absent from all Briar Rose images created by Burne-Jones save one - the sixth tile in a series he created for Morris & Co. in 1864 (V&A).

Purchased, 1953

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Sleeping Beauty
Medium:Colour facsimile. Collotype print.