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Study of a bull; inscription; narrow passage between sets of buildings: 1070(5).f.14

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Titles

Study of a bull; inscription; narrow passage between sets of buildings
Street in Siena and a wolf nursing a child (?Romulus and Remus)

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922-07) by Burne-Jones, Sir Philip

Dating

Production date: AD 1873

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Sheet Size Height 179 mm Width 254 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on off white paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SIBYLLA LYBICA CUJUS MEMINIT EURIPIDES. A black sibyl holding a book on the two pages of which / is written COLAPHOS ACCIPIENS TACEBIT - on the label is written IMMANUS INIQUAS VENIET DABUNT DEO / ALAPHAS MANIBUS INCESTIS. MISERABILIS / ET IGNOMINIOSUS MISERABILIBUS SPEM / PRAEBEBIT/ these sibyls have all been restored - they are colossal size. / SIB. HELLESPONTICA in agro Trojano nata quam / scribit Heraclides Cyri tempore fuisse. / IN CIBUM FEL IN SITIM ACETUM DEDERUNT / HANG INHOSPITALITATIS MONSTRABUNT MENSAM / TEMPLI VERO SCINDETUR VELUM ET MEDIO / DIE NOX ERIT TENEBROSA TRIBUS HORIS
  • Location: Recto, above centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: street in Siena
  • Location: Recto, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: SIENA
  • Location: Verso, upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1070(5).f.14
Primary reference Number: 82271
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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