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Design for a bronze relief panel: The Nativity: 667a

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Current Location: In storage


Design for a bronze relief panel: The Nativity


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Measurements and weight

Height: 425 mm
Width: 552 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1908) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1879


One of a pair of designs for the tomb of the 8th Earl of Carlisle, at Laverscost Priory, Castle Howard. They were executed in bronze by Sir J. Edgar Boehm R.A., who also collaborated with Burne-Jones on other designs. The same composition was later used in 1888 for a large Nativity at St. Michael's Church, Torquay.

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Thick bodycolour on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 667a
Primary reference Number: 25953
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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