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The Baleful Head

I am preparing a short article on Sir Edward Burne-Jones' Perseus Cycle, specifically the final painting, 'The Baleful Head.' It is crucial that I ascertain the identity of the woman whose likeness was used for Andromeda (see image, above). I suspect it to be Julia Stephen or Maria Zambaco.

  • Didn't find any documentation, but looking at the images in wiki I would lean towards Stephen. The chin seems to fit her better. – justCal Feb 1 '17 at 5:15
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    It's hard to say. I went into a Google spree and found this blog suggesting she's Maria Zambaco, but as it was an opinion, I didn't post anything. To me there are features of both women, but she could be a third model as well. – Brasidas Feb 1 '17 at 5:22
  • Longshot - she may be the same individual in Leighton's Godspeed – Mark C. Wallace Apr 5 '18 at 1:39
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Maybe this is Margaret Benson? Margaret was a model that Edward Burne-Jones had seen, and was introduced to at the Albert hall, around time of preparation for this painting.

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    It would help if you gave some explanation of why you believe this might be the case. As it stands this is more of a comment than an answer. – Steve Bird Apr 4 '18 at 6:35
  • Margaret was a model EBJ had seen and was introduced to at the Albert hall around time of preparation for this painting – Richard Chandler Apr 4 '18 at 12:12

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