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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Troy Triptych - Study of Two Putti
 

Troy Triptych - Study of Two Putti, 1870 - 1872

Medium:
Sepia wash and white bodycolour over pencil on brown paper.
Dimensions:
406mm x 610mm
Provenance:
Presented by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Mrs J W Mackail and J R Holliday, 1922.

Accession Number:

1922P185

Description:

Study of two small putti at the base of the central column in central panel of 'The Troy Triptych'.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Paintings. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1930. p. 32.
Elisa Korb with John Christian and Tessa Sidey.Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Dan Giles, Ltd., London: 2007. p. 94, B1115.

Research Information:

This is one of four large wash studies in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for the two bronzed putti at the base of the altarpiece of the 'Troy Triptych', a project which began in 1870 but which remained unfinished. See also 1922P183-184, 186.