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Study for the drapery of Nimue (Vivien) from 'Merlin and Nimue': 962.f.1

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Study for the drapery of Nimue (Vivien) from 'Merlin and Nimue'


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Measurements and weight

Height: 253 mm
Width: 366 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-04) by Executors of Sir Edward Burne-Jones


Production date: AD 1872


A large oil of this title was begun in 1872; in 1873 Merlin and Nimue was begun anew. (Memorials of E. B-J, II, pp. 30 and 38).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: By Sir Edward Burne-Jones
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Study of drapery for figure of Nimuë in / the picture 'Merlin & Nimue'.
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (1872)
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 962.f.1
Primary reference Number: 26675
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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