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Fifteen studies, the majority with colour notes: 1083.36

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Fifteen studies, the majority with colour notes
Fifteen studies of battle scenes and objects associated with them


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Recto: top left, head and shoulders and left arm of a man with a dagged cape. To right of this, similar sketch with both arms and torso, holding an object before waist. Upper centre and right, three studies of details of costumes. A pair of hands holding a stirrup strap, with saddle and stirrups. A pair of arms, hands gloved, raised sword in right hand, left hand on neck of horse. Head in profile to right, wearing hat with extremely long plume. A shield with a device. Winged helmet. Helmet with a spiked ball ornament. Partial study of a figure standing to left of a saddled horse. Male figure in profile to left, wearing hat with extremely long plume, holding onto stirrup strap. Full-length sketch of crowned male figure. Armoured figure on horseback with second figure slung across horse, in front of saddle. Male figure wearing a hat, in profile to right.
Verso: upper left, mounted figure with a shield and lance. Upper centre, two mounted figures with lances, in combat. Upper right, shield. Head of knight in profile to right. Sketch of upper half of armoured figure, profile to right, right arm forward. Shield. Torso, head and arms of male figure wearing a mail shirt and breastplate. Shield. Saddle with stirrup in the form of a letter 'A'. Lower left, two armoured knights fighting with swords. Mounted figure with a crown. Heads, shoulders and arms of two knights fighting. Two crowned heads in profile to right. Bottom left, profile to left of male figure wearing a helmet with crown, arm raised, hand resting against forehead.

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of cartridge paper Height 252 mm Width 177 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black ink on white paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: colour notes

  • Text: gold; red; gold; red; white feathers / on black; [?] gold / on red; gold / on white; black; white / do. [?] / with black / puppies; suricats of yellow / with blue stripes / - of white with red stripes / chess board pattern; / golden / purple; blue; blue; gold red; / knight; white; blue; squire; red; brown; china / looking pattern; / brown; do.; light blue; ?Sbumer's dress; / ?Sbumer folding her arm
  • Location: Recto, throughout
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: colour notes

  • Text: white; red; blue; gold; blue; blue; pink; blue; white; blue; red / on white; grass green; saddle; gold; blue; red; yellow
  • Location: Verso, throughout
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1083.36
Primary reference Number: 82593
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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