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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for 'Pygmalion seeing the Image come to Life'
 

Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for 'Pygmalion seeing the Image come to Life', 1867

Medium:
Pencil on tracing paper, laid down.
Dimensions:
110mm x 84mm
Provenance:
Bequest of J R Holliday, 1927.

Accession Number:

1927P625

Description:

Study for 1927P623 in reverse. Sketch of Pygmalion entering doorway and seeing the statue of the Image come to life.

 

Exhibition History

2004-05 Laing Art Gallery

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 92.
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. 78, B578.

Research Information:

This design differs from the final version, where instead of standing framed in the archway after stepping down from her niche, Galatea is here depicted standing half-draped in the bed alcove. Pygmalion's arm is extended behind him, whereas in the final version it is in front.