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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

St Theophilus and the Angel - Drapery Study of the Angel
 

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

Medium:
Pencil on cream-toned paper, laid down.
Dimensions:
375mm x 119mm
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P166

Description:

Full-length female figure study, seen in three-quarter view as she turns to the right.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 56.
Elisa Korb 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, B1070.

Research Information:

This is a particularly fine drapery drawing, in which Burne-Jones appears to have resolved the problem of how drapery falls and moves on a figure. It is one of a series of drawings at BMAG related to the watercolour of 'St Theophilus and the Angel'.