Review of Reviews,  18 (1898), 23–26.

Character Sketch. Sir Edward Burne-Jones



Regular Feature, Biography


Anti-Scientism, Spectroscopy, Instruments, Commerce, Idealism, Measurement

    Observes that part of the huge popularity of the late artist Edward C Burne-Jones was 'no doubt due to the natural recoil of our age from the indulgence of its predominant passion. Science with its spectroscope and its innumerable apparati of research is explaining everything. Commerce with its insatiate grasp is seizing everything. But Burne-Jones stood up in the midst of the scientific and commercial generation and proclaimed aloud that there is a knowledge which no scientist can measure and a glory which no enterprise can seize' (23).

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <> [accessed ]