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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Female - Drapery Studies for Female Saints
 

Female - Drapery Studies for Female Saints, 1864

Medium:
Pencil with red chalk on cream paper.
Dimensions:
270mm x 366mm
Provenance:
Bequest of J R Holliday, 1927.

Accession Number:

1927P569

Description:

Unidentified studies for female saints on watermarked paper: 'Whatman/1862'; two studies on one sheet.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 117.
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. 70, B304.

Research Information:

In the study on the left, the figure stands in profile to the right, with outstretched hands; below the waist drapery is only roughly indicated. In the second study the figure is represented to below the waist, facing the spectator. The hands are outstretched, and the head three-quarters to the right.