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Two preliminary studies for The Tale of the Clerk of Oxford: above, Grisilde cast out, castle rear left, trees right; below, Grisilde before the castle, upon road: 1079/33

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Two preliminary studies for The Tale of the Clerk of Oxford: above, Grisilde cast out, castle rear left, trees right; below, Grisilde before the castle, upon road
Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward

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Description

Two preliminary studies for the Kelmscott Chaucer. Within individual drawn rectangular graphite borders. Both studies differ from final design. The upper study places the castle rear left, Grisilde centre and trees to right. The lower sketch places the castle in background, Grisilde nearly full-face, upon the road between earth emankments in foreground.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

For Kelmscott Chaucer, p. 136.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 323 mm Width 200 mm
Upper Sketch Height 131 mm Width 174 mm
Lower Sketch Height 132 mm Width 175 mm

Techniques used in production

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/33
Primary reference Number: 83041
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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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