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Two preliminary studies for Legend of Good Women: Lucretia: 1079/105

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Two preliminary studies for Legend of Good Women: Lucretia
Study of a fat woman in her underwear
Kelmscott Chaucer


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Recto, both studies: group of figures, the foremost catching a slumping figure in front of them.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Only recto for Kelmscott Chaucer, not used in final design.

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Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 323 mm Width 206 mm
Upper Study Height 130 mm Width 172 mm
Lower Study Height 130 mm Width 184 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: graphite, recto, both studies within drawn graphite borders verso: graphite and blue crayon on laid paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/105
Primary reference Number: 86071
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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