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Studies for 'The Days of Creation': 1995

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Studies for 'The Days of Creation'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June, 1919, bought Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 362 mm
Width: 245 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Production date: AD 1876


A study of hands and drapery, with the face and wings of an angel holding the globe roughly sketched in, and a study of drapery for the torso of an angel. For 'The Days of Creation' (1872-76) at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard.

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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

  • Text: EBJ
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1876
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Studies for the DAYS OF CREATION
  • Location: Lower right

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1995
Primary reference Number: 26148
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 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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