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Two preparatory sketches for the Tale of the Wife of Bath: above, knight on horseback approaching the dishevelled woman; below, similar, with figures reversed, old woman leaning on a staff, knight with shield slung over shoulder: 1079/24

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Two preparatory sketches for the Tale of the Wife of Bath: above, knight on horseback approaching the dishevelled woman; below, similar, with figures reversed, old woman leaning on a staff, knight with shield slung over shoulder
Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Note

Studies for Kelmscott Chaucer, p. 112.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite
Conté crayon (TM)

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 327 mm Width 207 mm
Lower Sketch Height 131 mm Width 173 mm
Upper Sketch Height 132 mm Width 173 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Upper sketch: graphite lower sketch: conté crayon, within drawn rectangles, on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wife of Bath's Tale 1
  • Location: Recto, above upper sketch
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/24
Primary reference Number: 83018
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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