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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Female - Drapery Study
 

Female - Drapery Study , 1864 - 1865

Medium:
Pencil and red-brown chalk on cream-toned paper, laid down.
Dimensions:
330mm x 153mm
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P111

Description:

Full-length female figure wearing long garment and cloak, seen from profile, left arm raised.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery : 1939. p. 112.
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, B312.

Research Information:

One of a series of female drapery studies, originating from a sketchbook, for an as yet unidentified subject, although possibly a female saint or martyr of the early Church. The figure wears drapery similar in style to ancient classical costume, with one shoulder exposed, and there is a sketch of a nimbus around the left side of the head. Mounted with 1904P110. See also 1904P112-114 for variations of the same figure.