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Tattooed ladies, quick wit and a mystery affair: the other side of Edward Burne-Jones

He’s best known for his ravishing paintings, but the pre-Raphaelite master also loved dashing off quirky sketches of everyday life – and his tubby friend William MorrisIt was the high-minded and noble Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones who painted all those armoured knights palely loitering and yearning over wan maidens. It was clearly his scurrilous and much jollier alter ego Ned Jones – his birth name before he upcycled it to a grander version at university – who drew the fat ladies luxuriously dozing in hammoc

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