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Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The Love Song, 1868–77

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About the Artwork

The Love Song, 1868–77. Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Oil on canvas. The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, 1947.
Burne-Jones exhibited this painting with the lyrics "Alas, I know a love song, / Sad or happy, each in turn." Cupid, with arrows slung over his shoulder, pumps the organ at right. Burne-Jones associated the scene with his affair with artist and model Maria Zambaco (1843–1914). More broadly, the picture reflects the embrace of music as a model for art that appeals directly to the emotions. As one critic said of this painting, "There is no story: nothing to guess at, but everything to feel."

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