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Study of drapery for Merlin in 'Merlin and Vivien': 1997

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Titles

Study of drapery for Merlin in 'Merlin and Vivien'

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June, 1919 (?lot 36 'Merlin and Nimue, Studies of drapery') bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Measurements and weight

Height: 360 mm
Width: 242 mm

Relative size of this object

24.2 m36 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937-03) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

Dating

1871 CE - 1872 CE

Note

Two studies of drapery for the figure of Merlin in the large oil 'Merlin and Vivien' (1870-74) at the Lady Lever Gallery, Port Sunlight. The model for Merlin was the American W.J. Stillmann.

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1997
Primary reference Number: 26151
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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