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Tile with Sancta Cecilia, by Burne-Jones

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An image of Art Pottery. Tile. Sancta Cecilia. Burne-Jones, Edward (British, 1833-1898). Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Faulkner, Kate, painter (British, 1842-1898). A head and shoulders painted portrait of a woman, drawn in black, set on a deep blue ground. Her long, wavy, blonde hair is tucked behind her ear and she wears a green cap and gown. She holds a scroll of music in her right hand. Around her head is an elaborate halo, inscribed 'SANCTA CECILIA'. The glaze is dull, the sides of the tile are unglazed and the back is flat and rough. Cut down 6 inch tile. Buff earthenware, slip-coated, glazed and painted in blue, yellow, sage green, flesh-pink and black enamel colours, diameter 15.2 cm, circa 1865. Arts and Crafts. Notes: Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Church music.

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Art Pottery. Tile. Sancta Cecilia. Burne-Jones, Edward (British, 1833-1898). Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Faulkner, Kate, painter (British, 1842-1898). A head and shoulders painted portrait of a woman, drawn in black, set on a deep blue ground. Her long, wavy, blonde hair is tucked behind her ear and she wears a green cap and gown. She holds a scroll of music in her right hand. Around her head is an elaborate halo, inscribed 'SANCTA CECILIA'. The glaze is dull, the sides of the tile are unglazed and the back is flat and rough. Cut down 6 inch tile. Buff earthenware, slip-coated, glazed and painted in blue, yellow, sage green, flesh-pink and black enamel colours, diameter 15.2 cm, circa 1865. Arts and Crafts. Notes: Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Church music.

Image data

  • Accession Number: C.2-1922
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 1015 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 790.77kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1

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19th Century art pottery Arts and Crafts blonde British Burne-Jones circular earthenware Edward Burne-Jones enamel female Fitz_AA glazed Kate Faulkner Morris and Company pottery Pre-Raphaelite religion religious roundel Saint Cecilia saints scrolls Sir Edward Burne-Jones slip slip-coated slipware St Cecilia tiles woman

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