Sunday Morning — Pre-Raphaelite of the Week

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Prioress’s Tale Wardrobe

This is the “Prioress’s Tale Wardrobe,” which was designed by Philip Webb and decorated by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, with scenes from the Prioress’s Tale from The Canterbury Tales.

Burne-Jones’s gave the wardrobe as a wedding present to William Morris and  Jane Burden in 1858.   Jane Burden appears twice on the wardrobe; she was the model for the Virgin, and is also depicted on the right hand door.

The wardrobe is now in the Ashmolean Museum, at Oxford.

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