Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
“I rose up in the silent night; I made my dagger sharp and bright”Made in England, Europe
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, English, 1833 - 1898
Pen and ink with scratching out over graphite on ivory wove paper
Currently not on view
1991-50-1Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund, 1991
LabelThis drawing illustrates a stanza from a short poem of 1833 by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, entitled "The Sisters." The medieval costumes and interior setting reflect the pre-Raphaelite taste for art of that period and enhance the intense emotion of the poet's Gothic tale.