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Two preliminary studies for The House of Fame: names of the famous inscribed in the ice; below, overlooking the battlement, and Fame's House: 1079/117*

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Titles

Two preliminary studies for The House of Fame: names of the famous inscribed in the ice; below, overlooking the battlement, and Fame's House
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, upper study for p. 459, lower study unused in final design.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 323 mm Width 202 mm
Lower Study Height 116 mm Width 153 mm
Upper Study Height 118 mm Width 161 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, studies with individual graphite borders, on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 4
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: the glass mountain full of names
  • Location: Recto, below upper study
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 5
  • Location: Recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: the battlement & Fame's House
  • Location: Recto, below lower study
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/117*
Primary reference Number: 86133
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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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