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Three drawings: Palamon and Arcite,: 1079/2.1

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Three drawings: Palamon and Arcite,
Layout plans
Kelmscott Chaucer


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Recto: three drawings within graphite borders. Verso: three graphite borders.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922-04) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Layout plans for Kelmscott Chaucer, drawings, recto for pages 9, 15 and ?22.

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Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Size Height 323 mm Width 202 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CHAVCER - there are 48 planned here / but I may add to the Knight's / tale & the early part - / there may be 60 in all if I like; / Palamon & / Arcite; / hair a / yard long; / An church & / image of / Venus; / Palamon praying
  • Location: Recto, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: a chapel / & image of / mass - / or not chapel / if I like any / images of the gods / ('Palamon' [crossed through in graphite]) / Arcite praying; / Same of / Diana / Emily in temple / of Diana / praying; Palamon & / Emily / Tomb of / Arcite in the / background
  • Location: Verso, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/2.1
Primary reference Number: 86281
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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