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Collotype - The Flower Book - Black Archangel

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P5.27
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1905 - 1905

Maker Information

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

Notes

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.

Uerscheln states that 'Black Archangel' refers to the red-dead nettle (Lamium purpurea), but it is also a common name of the black nettle (Lamium). Most botanical references to 'Black Archangel' refer to the horehound (which, incidentally, Uerscheln said referred to 'Marvel of the World'), specifically the black or stinking horehound (Ballota nigra).

While Satan was not a frequent image in Burne-Jones's work, he does appear seated in an illustration from 'The Secret Book of Designs' (British Museum, 1885), and later clad in armour in 'The Fall of Lucifer' (Collection of Lord Lloyd Webber, 1894).

Purchased, 1953

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Nettle Archangel
Medium:Colour facsimile. Collotype print.
Material(s):Paper