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Studies of drapery for 'Merlin and Vivien': 1999

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Studies of drapery for 'Merlin and Vivien'
Drapery study for the left arm and torso of Merlin


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Christie's Sale 5th June 1919 (278? or 36?) bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 345 mm
Width: 225 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Two studies for the drapery of Merlin's right sleeve in 'Merlin and Vivien' (1870-74) at the Lady Lever Gallery, Port Sunlight. See also No. 1997.

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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: 1999
Primary reference Number: 26186
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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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