Sir Edward Burne-Jones (August 28, 1833 in Birmingham - June 17, 1898 in London) is a British Pre-Raphaelite painter In 1862, he made a second trip to Italy, that he had discovered in 1858.. It was at this time that Burne-Jones began to develop his own style, combining elements from the Pre-Raphaelite Rossetti, classicism and Italian primitives. Having refocused his work on the oil, Burne- Jones became a recognized painter in France where many of his works are exhibited at the Universal Exhibition of 1878 in Paris. It was at this time that he painted his most beautiful paintings, such as The Golden Stairs (1880) or Cophetua King and the Beggar Maid (1884), both exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London. Recognized as one of the major painters of the late Pre-Raphaelite movement, he was knighted in 1894 by Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.