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Preliminary study for The Squire's Tale: arrival of the knight on the steed of brass: 1079/37

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Preliminary study for The Squire's Tale: arrival of the knight on the steed of brass
Kelmscott Chaucer


Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)


The study is within drawn rectangular graphite border. The figures are in positions similar to final design however, horse is not rearing up.


For Kelmscott Chaucer, p. 153.

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Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper Height 322 mm Width 202 mm
Study: Height 131 mm Width 173 mm

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: all [sic] armed save head - horse brass - broad mirror / Land - [?] stand by side / King on dais - minstrels / Canace stands by her pa & ma
  • Location: Recto, above
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/37
Primary reference Number: 83046
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Created: Tuesday 30 October 2012 Updated: Tuesday 30 October 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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