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

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Study of drapery for Merlin in 'Merlin and Vivien'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




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

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 360 mm
Width: 242 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


1871 CE - 1872 CE


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.

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Support composed of cartridge paper

Techniques used in production

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

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Accession number: 1997
Primary reference Number: 26151
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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