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Study of three girls in 'The Golden Stairs': 2008.3

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Titles

Study of three girls in 'The Golden Stairs'

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 180 mm
Width: 125 mm

Relative size of this object

12.5 m18 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1872

Note

'The Golden Stairs' (1872-80, Tate Gallery), one the the largest of Burne-Jones' finished oils. The model for the girls' bodies was an Italian, Antonia Caiva.

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E. / B-J.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1872
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: GOLDEN STAIRS
  • Location: Lower left, below the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2008.3
Primary reference Number: 26320
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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