Skip to main content

A dream of the Nine Muses: 1473

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A dream of the Nine Muses

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 270 mm
Width: 355 mm

Relative size of this object

35.5 m27 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-09) by Colvin, Sidney

Dating

1871 - 1872

Note

Lady Burne-Jones in 'Memorials', II, p. 24 records the incident which inspired this work: '... on the way to Rome, between Monte Fiascone and Viterbo, Edward fell asleep and had a dream of the nine muses on Mount Helicon, so distinct that he drew it on awaking'. This Italian trip was in 1871, so the picture either dates from that year or from 1872. The sketchbook containing a note of the composition is in the collection of Miss Mary Chamot.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Varnish
Gouache

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Gouache, varnished on canvas, mounted and framed with glass

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1473
Primary reference Number: 26133
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "A dream of the Nine Muses" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/26133 Accessed: 2022-12-01 08:04:38

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/26133 |title=A dream of the Nine Muses |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-01 08:04:38|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-26133

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/pdp/pdp13/1473.jpg"
        alt="A dream of the Nine Muses"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">A dream of the Nine Muses</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Tray

Accession Number: C.17-1911

Cup

Accession Number: GR.51.1864

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...