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Letter from Burne-Jones to Aglaia Coronio with measured drawing of a model: PD.58-1998.f.75

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Titles

Letter from Burne-Jones to Aglaia Coronio with measured drawing of a model

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Notes

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

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Open Size Height 262 mm Width 212 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 21 inches length of leather coat - from / neck to where the skirt begins / 33 inches from neck to where skirt ends at knee / round the neck about 26 or 27 inches / round the chest 35 inches / round the waist 21 inches / .. 31 or 31 1/2 in / hips / edge of under tunic / Black line is shape of leather coat.
  • Location: Recto
  • Text: Dear Aglia I have measured Giaanto here are such measurements as an unskilled tailor can make - I have measured round him - and down him - is it enough? also how kind and helpful you are - & I am ashamed to give you such trouble / Your aff / E.B.
  • Location: Recto

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.58-1998.f.75
Primary reference Number: 26550
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 17 March 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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