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Fanny Cornforth: 1434

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Current Location: In storage


Fanny Cornforth
Study of Joan of Arc


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: G.P. Boyce; L.W. Hodson; Hodson Sale, Christie's, 25 June 1906 (lot 93) bt. by J.R. Holliday (catalogued there as 'Study for Venus Verticordia') for £33.12s

Measurements and weight

Height: 389 mm
Width: 356 mm

Relative size of this object

35.6 m38.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1027-08) by Holliday, J. R.


One of five studies for the oil painting.

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D.G. Rossetti to G.P. Boyce, July 1862 (in Boyce's hand)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Venus Verticordia (in Boyce's hand)
  • Location: Centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: encircled

  • Text: Fragment study for Joan of Arc on the other side (probably also in Boyce's hand)
  • Location: Lower right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Manchester City Art Gallery Exhibition, 1911
  • Location: Old mount?
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Study for the Joan of Arc See oil picture no 93 in Burlington F.A. Club no 316 in Sharpe's list 'Norma' (in Boyce's hand)
  • Location: Verso, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: turn over!
  • Location: Verso, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1434
Primary reference Number: 13371
Surtees: 288
Surtees: 162B
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Monday 27 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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