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Nine preliminary drawings for The Knight's Tale: above, Arcite in the Temple of Mars; centre left, Arcite's head, left arm and upper torso from behind; left of centre, a flaming brazier; lower left, ?Arcite with flowing robes (not used in final design); lower left of centre, legs of Mars, with dog; right of centre, outline of Mars on throne, with dog consuming victim; lower centre to lower right, three studies of braziers, the right-hand two upon tripods: 1079/12

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Nine preliminary drawings for The Knight's Tale: above, Arcite in the Temple of Mars; centre left, Arcite's head, left arm and upper torso from behind; left of centre, a flaming brazier; lower left, ?Arcite with flowing robes (not used in final design); lower left of centre, legs of Mars, with dog; right of centre, outline of Mars on throne, with dog consuming victim; lower centre to lower right, three studies of braziers, the right-hand two upon tripods
Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

For Kelmscott Chaucer p. 24.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black crayon
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Height 325 mm Width 213 mm
Upper Study Height 121 mm Width 161 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite and black crayon on paper, the upper sketch within drawn graphite border

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: loftiness / loneliness [sic] / steadfastness
  • Location: Recto, centre left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: bottle ti[?] ne[?]t
  • Location: Recto, centre left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/12
Primary reference Number: 83063
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 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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