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Sketchbook: 1085

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Black leather spine with floral and leaf tooled design at its edge. Brown leather coverboards. Leather pen holder on top edge. Off-white paper. Collocation: 1(4) [missing 4,5?, 7, 8], 2(6) [missing 2 and 7?], 3(8), 4(7) [missing 5]. Twenty-three ff., endpaper's also used.

Front endpaper: partially attached to inside front coverboard, upper left, within a drawn square, a sketch of a group of people within an architectural setting. Centre left, within a drawn square, sketch of a group of people, several with arms raised within an architectural setting. Centre right, within a drawn square extended at the right top, sketch of Cupid upon a lion [study for the central group of 'Masque of Cupid'. Superimposed over the lower right corner of the square is an undefined line drawing. Lower centre. sketch of a figure reclining on a bed (?), perhaps a study for 'Masque of Cupid'.

Rear endpaper: partially attached to inside to rear coverboard, studies of columns, column bases, and designs on columns.

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923-04) by Burne-Jones, Sir Philip


Production date: circa AD 1872

School or Style


Components of the work

Coverboard Depth 20 mm Height 267 mm Width 372 mm
Sheet Size Height 255 mm Width 362 mm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: advertisement for Charles Keene's studio easels

  • Location: Front endpaper
  • Method of creation: Newspaper clipping, pasted down
  • Text: Mme Vivet / 58 Walham Grove / Fulham:
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: advertisement for studio easels

  • Text: opinion of the Press... 1863
  • Location: Rear endpaper
  • Method of creation: Newspaper clipping, pasted down

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1085
Primary reference Number: 26808
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 29 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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