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Before the Pope: Walter has told his story and the pope rises in horror from this throne, declaring that sooner will his staff bear leaves and fruit than Walter be forgiven: 1236.4

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Before the Pope: Walter has told his story and the pope rises in horror from this throne, declaring that sooner will his staff bear leaves and fruit than Walter be forgiven
Designs for illustrations to Morris's 'Earthly Paradise - 'The Hill of Venus'

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward

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Notes

History note: Burne-Jones sale, 5 June 1919, Christies, London, lot 112: 'The Hill of Venus - sixteen illustrations in five frames . Pencil on brown paper'. Bought for 12 Guineas, by J.R. Holliday.

Measurements and weight

Height: 105 mm
Width: 161 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-08) by Holliday, J. R.

Dating

Production date: AD 1866

Note

Burne-Jones, in his list of pictures, states that in 1866 he designed twenty pictures for the 'Hill of Venus'. These are among the most finished of the Earthly Paradise drawings, being ready to be drawn onto the woodblock for the engraver. There are several alternative designs and preliminary sketches for these subjects (see No. 1237).

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on tracing paper

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1236.4
Primary reference Number: 26604
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 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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