Image of the Week: Cinderella

'Cinderella' by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
‘Cinderella’ by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

Note the blue and white china in the background.  It was highly sought after by both Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Burne-Jones.  Elizabeth Siddal casually referenced this in a brief message to Georgiana Burne-Jones:

My Dear Little Georgie,
I hope you intend coming over with Ned to-morrow evening like a sweetmeat, it seems so long since I saw you dear. Janey will be here I hope to meet you.
With a willow-pattern dish full of love to you and Ned,

See other letters written by Elizabeth Siddal.

Rossetti as collector on the Walker Art Gallery website discusses Rossetti’s collections of china, jewellery and Chinese and Japanese art.

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One Reply to “Image of the Week: Cinderella”

  1. Really fascinated – I have never seen this painting before. Do you know who the model is? It could be Jane morris or even Maria Zambaco. I would be very interested to know.

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