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Study for the head of a girl in 'The Passing of Venus': 2017

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

Study for the head of a girl in 'The Passing of Venus'

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward

Entities

Categories

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: 210 mm
Width: 174 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

A highly finished drawing of the head of a girl in 'The Passing of Venus'. Burne-Jones made several version of this subject; there is an oil version of about 1876/7 at Exeter College, Oxford and another, later oil (unfinished) in the Tate. The design features in the background of 'Laus Veneris' (1875) and was made into a tapestry by Morris and Co. in 1898.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

White bodycolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite with highlights in white bodycolour on green paper

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2017
Primary reference Number: 26392
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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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