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A study of two girls, one with her arms around the neck of the other: 2015.1

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Titles

A study of two girls, one with her arms around the neck of the other

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Description

Study for 'The Passing of Venus'

Notes

History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June, 1919 (part of lot 129), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 252 mm
Width: 156 mm

Relative size of this object

15.6 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

Both (see No. 2015.1) for the 'Passing of Venus', this was originally a design for tiles (1861), but was later used in the background of Laus Veneris (1875), and for two oils; one, with which these studies can be associated, is at Exeter College, Oxford (1876/7), and there is another unfinished version in the Tate Gallery.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on green paper

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2015.1
Primary reference Number: 26385
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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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