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Study, perhaps for 'Cophetua and the Beggar Maid': 1227

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Study, perhaps for 'Cophetua and the Beggar Maid'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Measurements and weight

Height: 247 mm
Width: 166 mm

Relative size of this object

16.6 m24.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-08) by Holliday, J. R.


Study for the beggar maid in 'King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid', 1862 in Leighton House (No. 34 - Tate Gallery Loan).

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of cartridge paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on white cartridge paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: possibly in artist's hand

  • Text: Cophetua and the Beggar Maid
  • Location: Verso, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1227
Primary reference Number: 26111
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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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