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Sketch of the head of a woman: 1084.16b

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Sketch of the head of a woman
Sketch of the head and torso of a youth


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 141 mm
Width: 108 mm

Relative size of this object

10.8 m14.1 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: copy of figure second from right in Ghirlandaio's fresco 'The Visitation'. (Nos. 1084.16a and b, Lauts, Ghirlandajo pls. 44 and 74, 76 respectively.)

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ghirlandajo
  • Location: To right of woman's head
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Ghirlandajo / S. M. Novella
  • Location: Verso, to right of figure
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1084.16b
Primary reference Number: 26977
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 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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