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Study for the head of Medusa and its reflection: 1996

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Study for the head of Medusa and its reflection

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward

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Notes

History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June, 1919 (?poss. part of lot 41), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 227 mm
Width: 126 mm

Relative size of this object

12.6 m22.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1876 - 1877

Note

A study for the head of Medusa in 'The Baleful Head'. Perseus shows it to Andromeda by using the reflection of a well.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of cartridge paper

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1996
Primary reference Number: 26149
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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