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Study for 'The Depths of the Sea': single study of legs: 964(1)

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Study for 'The Depths of the Sea': single study of legs


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Measurements and weight

Height: 312 mm
Width: 195 mm

Relative size of this object

19.5 m31.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-06) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Both this drawing and No. 964(2) are studies for the legs of the drowned sailor in 'The Depths of the Sea'.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Blue chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Blue chalk on tracing paper, pasted onto another sheet of tracing paper

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 964(1)
Primary reference Number: 26078
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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