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At left, colour sketch of a head and shoulders, seen from the back(1); to right, sketch of a man, lower legs incomplete(2): 1084.9c

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Titles

At left, colour sketch of a head and shoulders, seen from the back(1); to right, sketch of a man, lower legs incomplete(2)
Sketch of a soldier

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

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

Note

Recto (2): Copy of the figure standing to the left of the clerics from Carpaccio's painting 'The Engaged Couple being Greeted by the Pope. (Lauts, pl. 18). Verso: The figure is a copy of the lower right foreground figure from Carpaccio's painting 'The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand Christians on Mount Ararat'. (Lauts, pl. 179, detail pl. 180).

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Recto: watercolour with graphite underdrawing verso: graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: yellow hair
  • Location: To right of sketch (1)
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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

  • Text: scarlet knots / scarlet bow
  • Location: Verso, to left of figure
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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

  • Text: gold mail / steel band / blue / yellow & red / with black slashes / & knots
  • Location: Verso, to right of figure
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1084.9c
Primary reference Number: 26919
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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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