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Study of Armour: Perseus in 'The Finding of Medusa': 679

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Study of Armour: Perseus in 'The Finding of Medusa'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Measurements and weight

Height: 540 mm
Width: 382 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Executors of Sir Edward Burne-Jones


Production date: before AD 1880 : During the 1880s, Burne-Jones made a number of studies of armour from the collection of Sir Coults Lindsay, these being related to the Briar Rose and Perseus series of pictures. In the finished versions of 'The Finding of Medusa' Perseus wears armour created by the artist himself, for which there is a design, similar to no. 679, in Birmingham City Art Gallery, dated 1881 (Inv. No. 46'98). The study here is therefore probably earlier.

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Support composed of paper ( black)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Grey and white bodycolour on black paper

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Accession number: 679
Primary reference Number: 26056
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 September 2023 Last processed: Monday 25 September 2023

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

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