Aesthetic Pre-Raphaelitism, the second branch of the Pre-Raphaelelite movement, it grew out of the first in the late 1850s. Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) emphasized themes of medievalized eroticism (or eroticized medievalism) and pictorial techniques that produced a moody, often penumbral atmosphere".
(George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University)

Sargent first met Edward Burne-Jones in March of1884 by introduction of Henry James on his visit to London.

Updated 10/11/2001