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Buondelmonte's Wedding: 678

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Current Location: In storage


Buondelmonte's Wedding


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Bought from the artist by T.E. Plint; his sale, Christie's, 7 March 1862 (50), bought J. Anderso Rose, 31 gns.; his sale, Christie's, 23 March 1867 (26), bought Scott 35 gns.; James Leathart; his sale, Christie's, 19 June 1897 (8), bought Dunthorne, £50-8/-; C. Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 255 mm
Width: 770 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1859 : The drawing was probably begun in January 1859 and finished by the following Christmas, and John Christian has detected the influences of Burne-Jones' first visit to Italy in autumn of that year, particularly in the narrative style and composition similar to early Italian frescoes. (This is substantially the work of John Christian).

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink with some grey wash on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E.B.J.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: with the artist's name

  • Text: 24 Russell Place, Fitzroy Square 1859
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Florence AD 1215
  • Location: Wooden mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 678
Primary reference Number: 26050
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 18 November 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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