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Female - Nude Study of a female Figure holding Violin

Female - Nude Study of a female Figure holding Violin, 1865 - 1867

Brown chalk and pencil.
281mm x 128mm
Bequest of J R Holliday, 1927.

Accession Number:



Nude female figure three-quarter turned to the front, violin in left hand.


Exhibition History

1986-87 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome


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. 72, B364.

Research Information:

A similar figure occurs in the cartoon of 'Girl Musicians' for the 'Song of Solomon' Window at Darley Dale Church (1900P176). But this drawing, however, would seem to be of a later date. It is of the same figure as 1927P573, but seen from the front. It is also similar to the figure on the extreme right of 1927P611, of a young girl playing a string instrument.