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Colour sketch of a soldier: 1084.9b

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Colour sketch of a soldier
Sketch of a man with a long garment


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 142 mm
Width: 108 mm

Relative size of this object

10.8 m14.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Recto: this is a copy of the central foreground figure from Carpaccio's 'Arrival of St. Ursula at Cologne during the Sieve by the Hunds'. (Lauts, pl. 6). Verso: this figure is a copy of the foreground figure leading a group of men at the left of Carpaccio's painting 'St. Ursula and the Prince taking leave of Their Parents. (Lauts, pl. 26).

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Recto: watercolour, bodycolour and highlights of white, with graphite underdrawing verso: graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: figure is upside down in relation to drawing, recto

  • Text: black / yellow / dark olive brown / red / dark olive brown / white
  • Location: Verso, to left of figure
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1084.9b
Primary reference Number: 26917
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 June 2021 Last processed: Thursday 17 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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