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Study for the 'Mirror of Venus': 2005.2

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Titles

Study for the 'Mirror of Venus'
Study of the third figure from the right in the 'Mirror of Venus'
Study of an arm

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Sir Philip Burne-Jones; Executor's sale, Christie's, 5th June 1919 (?37), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 252 mm
Width: 177 mm

Relative size of this object

17.7 m25.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

Burne-Jones painted two versions of the 'Mirror of Venus', a watercolour begun in 1868 and a larger oil (now in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon), begun in 1873, and finished in 1877. These six sheets (see nos. 2005.1, and 3-6) of studies are for the later picture, and are stylistically sufficiently distinct from the head studies 2001 a) and b) (also for the Mirror of Venus) to suggest that the latter are for the early watercolour version.

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: 2005.2
Primary reference Number: 26286
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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