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Study of the head and headdress of a man looking upwards: 2014.3

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Study of the head and headdress of a man looking upwards


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Christie's Sale 5th June 1919 (?56 ("Studies for drapery in 'Love and the Pilgrim' and the Annunciation, &c. - thirteen, with three on the reverse, in five frames.")), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 230 mm
Width: 179 mm

Relative size of this object

17.9 m23 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Study for the figure of a poet which Burne-Jones painted on the upper lid of the famous 'Graham Piano'. (1880). See notes for the Orpheus roundels for the same piano No. 2040.

The same figure as that in 2014.2

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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2014.3
Primary reference Number: 26380
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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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