Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-1898)


Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-1898)


Edward Coley Burne-Jones and George Eliot met in February of 1868. Eliot was an admirer of Burne-Jones’ art, as testified by an 1873 letter: 'I write in gratitude to tell you that your work makes life larger and more beautiful to us.' Eliot became especially close to Georgiana Burne-Jones, Edward’s wife, and when the couple had marital difficulties due to Edwards’s extramarital interests, Georgiana may have confided in Eliot.


George Eliot Archive, edited by Beverley Park Rilett, https://GeorgeEliotArchive.org


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