Edward Francis Burney, a relation of the celebrated musician Dr. Burney, was born at Worcester in 1760. He entered the Academy school at an early age, and gained the friendship of Sir Joshua Reynolds. He exhibited in 1780 three drawings illustrating 'Evelina,' and afterwards a few portraits. He is best known by his book illustrations (of which an example is in the South Kensington Museum), and by a portrait of Fanny Burney (afterwards Madame d'Arblay), which was engraved as a frontispiece to her works. He died in London in 1848.
The monument to George Frideric Handel in Westminster Abbey with the plaque recording his Commemoration
, from "An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26, 27, 29 and June 3, 5, 1784, in Commemoration of Handel" by Charles Burney.
This article incorporates text from the article "BURNEY, Edward Francis" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.