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Nineteen studies, the majority concerned with mediaeval armour: 1083.40

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Nineteen studies, the majority concerned with mediaeval armour


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




From left to right, top to bottom: upper left, knight in full armour, mounted (head and neck only of charger) right arm raised. Upper centre, head and shoulders of man falling from above with arms outstretched. Group of four studies (top left helmet with visor in place; top right, head of axe; bottom left, helmet with plumes; bottom right, helmet). Head and shoulders of a knight in armour, full face. Upper right, knight in armour, left leg raised, with colour notes. Centre left, full-length study of a man in the process of putting on or taking off his chain mail. Upper left of centre, head and shoulders of knight, head and torso only, visor in place with plumed helmet. Right of centre, mounted knight in armour. Centre far right, two knights in combat, half-length, the left striking the right. Lower left, four studies (helmet; armoured elbow, plumed helmet; half-length knight in armour, with colour notes.) Lower right of centre, upper part of prone figure. Lower right, head and head-dress of lady, circa 1410. Bottom left, horses head and neck with a plume. Bottom, left of centre, mounted, armoured knight, ?jousting. Helmet with ornamental swan, 'robe' with star pattern.

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of cartridge paper Height 291 mm Width 213 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on cartridge paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: colour notes

  • Text: silver; gold; gold; gold; gold; gold; gold; white; silver / mail; gold; gold; [?] / plate; silver; white; gold; scarlet; silver / stars; gold; s[?] / silver stars; silver; gold
  • Location: Recto, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1083.40
Primary reference Number: 82600
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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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