Burne-Jones became one of the most important artists of the second phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He developed an individual style and combined many influences in his art including the classical world, the medieval period and Italian High Renaissance art.

Burne-Jones was also the most important stained glass designer of the Victorian period. As principal designer for Morris and Company Burne-Jones produced more than 270 stained glass designs between 1872-1878. All his designs are striking and have life-like figures and were hugely influential.