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Current Location: In storage




Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Coverboards covered with white linen. Front cover has horizontal slits at the upper and lower right sides. Off-white paper. Collocation: each sheet is separately taped to the binding; there are 28ff and a single beige sheet on either side of these. Front and back leaves are blank, recto and verso.

Legal notes

From the artist's children, Sir Philip Burne-Jones Bart, and Mrs. Mackail.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922-07) by Burne-Jones, Sir Philip


Production date: AD 1873

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Components of the work

Sheet Size Height 179 mm Width 254 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 64
  • Location: Front cover, upper centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite MS label

Inscription present: the word 'Milano' is a graphite addition to the printed label

  • Text: Milano / ROBERSON & CO. / 99, LONG ACRE, / LONDON.
  • Location: Inside front cover, on sheet, upper left
  • Method of creation: Sheet pasted down, printed label stuck to sheet
  • Text: In Bellie Arte. Blue shadows to drapery - pink middle tint. Ligh(erased) yellow lights. / An angel in Riccardi Chapel - green shadows, pink middle line, light yellow lights / the shadows are of 2 greens - terravert for the deepest / & light grass green shading into pink.
  • Location: Inside front cover, on sheet, near top
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Sketchbook of Sir Edward Burne-Jones used on his third and last visit to Italy in the Spring of 1873 (See Memorials of E. B-J. vol. II PP.35-37). / Given to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, by the / artist's children - Philip Burne-Jones & Margaret Mackail. / July 1922
  • Location: Inside front cover, on sheet, centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1070(5)
Primary reference Number: 26790
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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