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A study for the right hand angel (without wings) in 'Angeli Ministrantes' (1878): 2022B1

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A study for the right hand angel (without wings) in 'Angeli Ministrantes' (1878)


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Christie's Sale 5th June 1919 (390?), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 269 mm
Width: 163 mm

Relative size of this object

16.3 m26.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1874


The subject used at Salisbury Cathedral in 1879. The large cartoons, later worked into a picture in coloured chalks, are in the Fitzwilliam (699.1-2). With its companion 'Angeli Laudantes' it was also used for tapestries by Morris and Co., of which there are examples at the Victoria and Albert Museum and in Eton College Chapel. Since the cartoons for glass are entered in Burne-Jones' account book between March and August 1878, it is probably that the date of this study 91874) was added later in error, as is the case with several drawings, when the artist had to sign and date large numbers of different studies for exhibitions. See also catalogue entry for 699.1-2.

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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: E. B-J
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1874
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: A PILGRIM
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2022B1
Primary reference Number: 26405
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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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