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Twenty two studies: 1083.158

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Twenty two studies


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Arranged in five vertical columns. Described from top to bottom, left to right. Column 1: woman's head, looking right; full-face study of a royal lady's head; male figure in profile to right, a knight's helmet suspended by chord from neck rests on his back; head in profile to right, wearing a voluminous cowl; woman's head, three-quarters to right; full-length countryman in profile to left; woman's head wearing dagged hennin. Column 2: soldier with shield, three-quarters face to right; man with short hair kneeling; warrior with raised club and spiked shield; woman's head turned to left; full-length study of a soldier from behind, turned slightly to right. Column 3: armoured soldier in act of cocking crossbow with winch; full-face female figure, head and shoulders, wearing veil; over tunic; two brushes in each case inscribed as such. Column 4: two military costumes, the left inscribed 'English', the right 'French'. To the right, an inscription 'German same with a chain and dagger to the neck'. Helmeted head inscribed '1347; three-quarter length near frontal study of a knight in armour, inscribed 'German knight 1370'. Armoured foot with spur.

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Height 329 mm Width 232 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: colour notes

  • Text: blue green; blue; red; yellow; red; green; gold; brown; pink; green; brown leather; mail; purple-red / with gold / spots; red; plate; dark purple; gold;
  • Location: Recto, throughout
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: brush; brush; English; French; German same / with a chain & / dagger to the neck; 1347; German Knight / 1370
  • Location: Recto, bottom of third column and throughout fourth
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1083.158
Primary reference Number: 82779
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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