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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

St Theophilus and the Angel - Nude Study of the Angel
 

St Theophilus and the Angel - Nude Study of the Angel, 1863 - 1867

Medium:
Red chalk on cream paper.
Dimensions:
227mm x 104mm
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P165

Description:

Full-length sketch of nude boy, holding branch in right hand.

 

Exhibition History

1937 Royal Society of Artists, London

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 56.
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. 92, B1072.

Research Information:

This appears to be an early study for the angel in Burne-Jones's 'St Theophilus and the Angel'. The pose was not adopted in the final version.