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Study of a sleeping knight: The Briar Rose: PD.58-1998.f.42

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Current Location: In storage


Study of a sleeping knight: The Briar Rose
Rough sketch of ?costume


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




History note: Possibly Aglaia Cronio (née Ionides); Christie's 7 June 1996, lot 557; Christie's, 24 November 1998, lot 169

Legal notes

With a contribution from the M.G.C. / V. and A. Purchase Grant Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1998) by Christie's


Possibly a study for a needlework made for Frances Graham c. 1880 (V. & A. Museum).

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Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Folded Size Height 183 mm Width 114 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on laid paper (folded)

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.58-1998.f.42
Primary reference Number: 26505
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 29 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 October 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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