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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Female - Drapery Studies for Female Saints
 

Female - Drapery Studies for Female Saints, 1864 - 1865

Medium:
Pencil and red chalk.
Dimensions:
361mm x 404mm
Provenance:
Bequest of J R Holliday, 1927.

Accession Number:

1927P570

Description:

Unidentified drapery studies (5) for female saints on paper watermarked 'J Whatman'.

 

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. 71, B318.

Research Information:

Five drapery studies on one sheet for the figures of female saints. Two of the studies represent drapery only, but the other three studies show half-length figures, in each case with one arm outstretched. John Christian has suggested that based on the style, showing a classical influence, these date to the mid-1860s.