Philip Burne-Jones Bt. (1861-1926)

Philip Burne-Jones, the son of the famous Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Coley Burne-Jones, was a painter of portraits and figure subjects. His portraits included such personages as Rayleigh, Kipling and G. F. Watts. His best known painting is A Vampire (1897). He also made some book illustrations, for example in The Little Iliad by Maurice Hewlett. He exhibited paintings from 1886, mainly in the New Gallery, but in his later years gave up painting altogether. Not a particularly stable person, he committed suicide in 1926.

A good portrait by Philip Burne-Jones of his father at work in his studio is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

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