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The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford: Exeter College

We walk from the college quad into the Chapel, where we look at the tapestry made by William Morris's Firm of "fine-art workmen", known as The Star of Bethlehem or The Adoration of the Magi (1886-90). The figures were designed by Burne-Jones, and the flowers by John Henry Dearle.This is the college where Morris and Burne-Jones met. They came from very different backgrounds -- Burne-Jones from a small, poor family in the heart of Birmingham, a rapidly industrialising city, Morris from a large, wealthy capitalist family in Walthamstow -- but they seem to have got on well together from the start. They were both intending to enter the church, but soon decided that art was more important.http://www.history.brookes.ac.uk
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