Portrait of a Muse

Portrait of a Muse

Frances Graham, Edward Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Dream

Andrew Gailey


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The first biography of Frances Graham, the muse of leading Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones for the last 25 years of his life. In a discreet, subtle, human way, her life is a study in power – artistic, social, political, familial, local – and all the more fascinating for being played out from a perennial position of weakness. 'The Portrait of a Muse' is the tale of a remarkable woman living in an age on the cusp of modernity. 75 illustrations.


Andrew Gailey:
Dr Andrew Gailey has taught in the history department at Eton College since 1981 and is Vice-Provost of the College. His most recent book is "The Lost Imperialist: Lord Dufferin, Memory and Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity", winner of the 2016 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography.