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Designs for two lancet windows: 722

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Designs for two lancet windows


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


This can perhaps be identified with a window in the Parish Church of Kentish Town. Sewter gives the subjects as: 'Noah building the Ark' - left top 'Christ with 3 disciples in front of a Roman building' - left below 'Christ seated at table with 4 disciples' right top and 'The Building of the Temple' - right below. The window was made by Morris and Co. in 1863, with pattern work by Philip Webb. Burne-Jones' account book lists two entries: 19th August 1862 'To small drawing for Kentish Town Ch.: £3'; 1-4th October 1862 '2 lights for Kentish town window. £4' Cartoons for 'Noah building the Ark' and 'The Building of the Temple' are at Birmingham (9'01 and 10'01) (Plates 151 and 152 Vol. I Sewter).

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Each Height 267 mm Width 77 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper - the two designs are on paper, laid down onto another sheet, which has contines the background of the design

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 722
Primary reference Number: 26630
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 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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