Clara von Bork
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This painting is a companion piece to Sidonia von Bork. Both paintings were inspired by Johannes Wilhelm Meinhold's 1849 novel Sidonia von Bork, die Klosterhexe, translated into English by Lady Speranza Wilde (Oscar Wilde's mother) as Sidonia the Sorceress.

"In Meinhold's novel, Clara is married to Marcus Bork and protects Sidonia when she gets into trouble as a result of her heinous crimes, only to be repaid with a hideous fate: Sidonia gives her a philter to induce the appearance of death, and she is entombed alive. Wearing her 'citron' dress, Clara holds a clutch of fledgling doves to symbolize her innocence, while a black cat, Sidonia's familiar, looks up at them with predatory longing."

- Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist Dreamer, Stephen Wildman
Owner/Location: Tate Britain - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1860
Artist age:Approximately 27 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 34 cm (13.39 in.), Width: 18 cm (7.09 in.)
Medium: Painting - watercolor
and gouache on paper
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 02 November 2001.
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