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Studies for 'The Golden Stairs': 1998

Object information

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Studies for 'The Golden Stairs'
Study of a man's back


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




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

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 263 mm
Width: 171 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1875


Six studies of feet descending a staircase for 'The Golden Stairs' (1872-80) at the Tate Gallery. The model for the girls' bodies was the Italian Antonia Caiva.

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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 left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1875
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Studies of feet for the GOLDEN STAIRS
  • Location: Lower left

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1998
Primary reference Number: 26153
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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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