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Sheet of drapery studies for Merlin in 'Merlin and Vivien': 2022A

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Sheet of drapery studies for Merlin in 'Merlin and Vivien'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




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

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 335 mm
Width: 240 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1872


Studies of drapery and legs for the figure of Merlin in the large oil 'Merlin and Vivien' (1870-1874) at the Lady Lever Gallery, Port Sunlight. The model for Merlin was the American W.J. Stillmann, the husband of Rossetti's pupil Marie Spartali.

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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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2022A
Primary reference Number: 26404
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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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