Zodiac tiles by William Burges

The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery houses one of the best collections of works by and relating to Burges, outside London and Cardiff including Burges' own bed, dressing table and a zodiac themed bookcase.


Each 15.5 x 15.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,750 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
Paul Reeves

Burges designed these Zodiac tiles for Castell Coch, one of the residences of the 3rd Marquess of Bute, where they were installed in the drawing room fireplace. This panel consists of thirty tiles, twelve signs of the Zodiac with eighteen border tiles of other designs.


Private collection; Paul Reeves, 1996; These works have been vetted by the Art Loss Register in 2008.

Venue details

The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, BEDFORD Bedfordshire MK40 3XD 01234 718618 www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk/

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