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Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Baronet
Baronet
(2 October 1861 – 21 June 1926)[1] was the first child of the British Pre-Raphaelite
Pre-Raphaelite
artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Edward Burne-Jones
and his wife Georgiana Macdonald. He became a well-known painter in his own right, producing more than 60 paintings, including portraits, landscapes, and poetic fantasies. Life and career[edit] He was born in London, England
England
in 1861 and was educated at Marlborough College. He attended Oxford University
Oxford University
for two years, but dropped out. To appease his parents over this failure, he agreed to take lessons in painting in London. Philip did focus on painting seriously. His level of skill was high and he exhibited his work in well-known galleries in London
London
and Paris. The Royal Academy
Royal Academy
exhibited his work eleven times between 1898 and 1918, and his work was also shown in the Paris Salon
Paris Salon
of 1900. There he exhibited his portrait of his father, now in the National Portrait Gallery. He painted the portraits of many well-known individuals of the time. His most famous work, The Vampire, depicting a woman straddling an unconscious man, was believed to have been modelled by the actress Mrs Patrick Campbell, with whom Burne-Jones had been romantically linked.[2] The painting also inspired his cousin Rudyard Kipling's poem of the same name. Having a famous father was difficult for him, and it was Philip's fate in life that his work was often compared unfavourably with that of his father. Upon his father's death in 1898, Philip succeeded to the title of baronet that had been bestowed on his father in 1894. It is said that his father had accepted the title only because Philip was so keen to inherit it. Burne-Jones visited the United States
United States
in 1902, where he was popular in fashionable society. He lived out most of his life in London, where he died in 1926. References[edit]

^ http://www.leighrayment.com/baronetage.htm ^ "Shaw's Vampire". Time Magazine. 1940-04-22. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 

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Baronetage of the United Kingdom

Preceded by Edward Coley Burne-Jones Baronet (of Rottingdean and of the Grange) 1898–1926 Extinct

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List of paintings

Paintings

Oxford Union murals The Merciful Knight Pygmalion and the Image series The Beguiling of Merlin The Golden Stairs The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon The Flower Book The Mill King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid The Legend of Briar Rose The Garden of Pan The Nativity Star of Bethlehem Sponsa de Libano Hope

Tapestries

Adoration of the Magi Holy Grail tapestries

Related

Georgiana Burne-Jones
Georgiana Burne-Jones
(wife) Philip Burne-Jones
Philip Burne-Jones
(son) Pre-Raphaelite
Pre-Raphaelite
Brotherhood Morris & Co. Tristram and Isoude stained glass panels Great Bookcase

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 9683914 LCCN: nr00017828 ISNI: 0000 0000 8355 6661 GND: 1031194827 ULAN: 500003518 RKD: 14293 SN

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