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Female - Nude Study of a Figure with Hands behind Back

Female - Nude Study of a Figure with Hands behind Back, 1864

Brown chalk and pencil.
340mm x 97mm
Bequest of J R Holliday, 1927.

Accession Number:



Full length female figure, head turned to right, hands behind back.



A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 108.
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. 71, B344.

Research Information:

Numbers 1927P579-581 are studies for the same figure with small differences of pose. They may be figure studies of Psyche, particularly as they are all executed in the red chalk that Burne-Jones made great use of during the early to mid 1860s, especially in drawings for Psyche for the 'Cupid & Psyche' series from 'The Earthly Paradise' by William Morris.

The model in these is different from that in 1927P578.