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  1. Rossetti first caught sight of Jane Burden in 1857, when she was seventeen. Smitten by her beauty, he persuaded her to model for Queen Guinevere, one of the characters in his ambitious series of frescos illustrating the legend of King Arthur for the Oxford Union Society building.

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    Jane Morris (née Burden; 19 October 1839 – 26 January 1914) was an English embroiderer in the Arts and Crafts movement and artists' model who embodied the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. She was a model and muse to her husband William Morris and to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Her sister was embroiderer and teacher Elizabeth Burden.

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  4. Apr 8, 2019 · Arguably one of the most famous muses in history, Jane Burden was a major figure in the 19th-century Pre-Raphaelite art movement, a secret society of English artists who favored the style of...

  5. The model is Jane Burden, who married Morris in 1859. Having passed his finals and been awarded a BA, Morris began an apprenticeship with the Oxford-based Neo-Gothic architect George Edmund Street in January 1856.

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  6. Born Jane Burden, 1839, in Oxfordshire, England; died in 1914; dau. of a stablehand; sister of Bessie Burden; m. William Morris (writer and artist), in 1859; children: Jenny Morris and May Morris. Source for information on Morris, Jane Burden (1839–1914): Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages dictionary.

  7. Apr 12, 2021 · Jane Burden Morris: Background Much to a researcher’s disappointment, there is little-known information on the childhood years of Jane Burden Morris. Born in Oxford, England in 1839 to an impoverished working-class family, her father was a stable handler and her mother, a laundress.

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