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Above, preliminary study for The Tale of the Clerk of Oxford: the arrival of the servant charged with the removal of the child; below, three figure studies: Grisilde cradling the baby, the servant waiting, a variation of the waiting servant: 1079/31

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Above, preliminary study for The Tale of the Clerk of Oxford: the arrival of the servant charged with the removal of the child; below, three figure studies: Grisilde cradling the baby, the servant waiting, a variation of the waiting servant
Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Description

Recto, upper left, ?shading trial. The upper sketch is within drawn graphite rectangular border. There are several variations from the final design. In the present drawing, the knight holds his hands before his body, and the room visible behind is larger with an open fireplace visible in the background, similar to the room in final design, p. 134, Kelmscott Chaucer.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

For Kelmscott Chaucer, p. 132.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Height 323 mm Width 200 mm
Upper Sketch: Height 130 mm Width 173 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on laid paper, the uppermost sketch within drawn, rectangular, graphite borders

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/31
Primary reference Number: 83032
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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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