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".
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