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Upper left, sketch of a saint(1); Upper right, sketch of the 'Annunciation'(2); Left centre, sketch of the head and shoulders of a man(3); Centre, sketch of section of embroidery(?) and the lower secion of a sleeve(4a, 4b); Right centre, sketch of two sprigs of flowers(5); Lower left, sketch of a head(6); Lower centre, sketch of a child(7): 1084.5

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Titles

Upper left, sketch of a saint(1); Upper right, sketch of the 'Annunciation'(2); Left centre, sketch of the head and shoulders of a man(3); Centre, sketch of section of embroidery(?) and the lower secion of a sleeve(4a, 4b); Right centre, sketch of two sprigs of flowers(5); Lower left, sketch of a head(6); Lower centre, sketch of a child(7)

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 284 mm
Width: 228 mm

Relative size of this object

22.8 m28.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

(2) This scene is a copy of the central section of 'The Annunciation' by Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi in the Uffizi, Florence. (4b) See Cecchi, pl. CXXV. (6) This head is from the far right figure from Botticelli's 'Madonna of the Magnificat'. (Salvini, 'Complete Library of World Art All the Paintings of Botticelli', pl. I). (7) This is a copy of the Christ Child from Botticelli's painting 'Madonna of the Pomegranate'. (Salvini, pl. 25). Both of these paintings are in the Uffizi, Florence.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: vertical on page

  • Text: Cimabue (Uffizzi) [sic] deep green green covered with white rings and borders of brown
  • Location: To left of sketch (1)
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Simone Memmi / on gold ground angel in gold richly embroidered / shadows in ultramarine / Virgin in dark blue and dark / lake-blue lined with black / drapery behind her gold / and red lead, lined with / brown black
  • Location: To right of Virgin in sketch (2)
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: reading from top to bottom, all in reference to costume

  • Text: red, white, red lined with black, gold pink
  • Location: To right of sketch (3)
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: White and gold daisies, alternating, on a / crimson gown - deep green leaves - / Boticelli's [sic] Venus
  • Location: To right of sketch (5)
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Boticelli [sic]
  • Location: To right of sketch (6)
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1084.5
Primary reference Number: 26901
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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