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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Female - Head Study of Augusta Jones
 

Female - Head Study of Augusta Jones, 1864 - 1865

Medium:
Red chalk and pencil on cream paper.
Dimensions:
180mm x 233mm
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P54

Description:

Head shown in right profile with flowing hair neatly tied back from face.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 104.
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, B335.

Research Information:

This has been identified Augusta Jones, sister of Mary Sandys, the common- law wife of painter Frederick Sandys, possibly in preparation for Astrologia. This information may have come from Charles Fairfax Murray. See 1904P202 for the same model.