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The Backgammon Players: 2004

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Backgammon Players

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: J. Anderson Rose, 1861; Charles Fairfax Murray, 1904; Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1861

Note

This large and proficient drawing reflects the idyllic, mediaevalized atmosphere of Morris' Red House. The girl is a likeness of Jane Morris, and the garden setting, with its rose trellises, is modelled on the Red House garden. There is a small watercolour version at Birmingham, dating from 1862, and a design on a painted cabinet in the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Bodycolour
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Frame Depth 4 cm Height 88 cm Width 130.6 cm
Paper Height 60.2 cm Width 102.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk with some bodycolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: EBJ
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1861
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2004
Primary reference Number: 26273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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