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Nude study for Adam in the sixth panel of 'The Days of Creation': 2011A

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Nude study for Adam in the sixth panel of 'The Days of Creation'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June, 1919 (49?), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 255 mm
Width: 182 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


In the finished picture, the sixth panel of 'The Days of Creation (1872-76, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard). Adam and Eve are depicted holding hands within a globe, held by angels, representing the stages of creation.

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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: Study for Adam 6th panel Days of Creation
  • Location: Verso

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2011A
Primary reference Number: 26345
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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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