Edward Burne-Jones: The Star of Bethlehem (1890)

(Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK)

The last one this week. This 'the Adoration of the Magi' version is from the 19th century by the British artist sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Edward Burne-Jones orginally created a tapestry of this painting but several years later he was asked by the Corporation of the City of Birmingham to create a painting of the tapestry for the new Museum and Art Gallery. The name of the painting comes from the star the angel in the center is holding - the Christmas Star. Painting from 1890.