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Centaur and Eagle fighting: 729

Object information

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Centaur and Eagle fighting


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-08) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Circa 1870 - 1880


The exact purpose of this design is not known for as Vallance says: "in the absence of a record to define the precise purpose of the artist, any statement as to the subject is necessarily conjectural." (p. 16).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Ruled Margin Height 336 mm Width 212 mm
Sheet Size Height 353 mm Width 251 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Brown, white and grey bodycolour and black ink within a ruled margin, on paper

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 729
Primary reference Number: 26067
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 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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