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Two drawings: Custance adrift in the boat and ?unidentified: 1079/2.2

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Two drawings: Custance adrift in the boat and ?unidentified
Two drawings: Canacee with the falcon perched in the tree and knight on horseback approaching the dishevelled woman
Kelmscott Chaucer


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Recto: two drawings within graphite borders. Verso: two drawings within 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 page 43. Verso for pages 156 and 112.

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Materials used in production


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: no picture to Miller / no picture to Reeve / no picture to Cooks tale / Man of Laws [sic] Tale - of Constance; / leave out
  • Location: Recto, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Cambrican [?]; / none to January & May / Wife of Bath; Gawain & / [?]athy lady / / first meeting / in wood
  • Location: Verso, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/2.2
Primary reference Number: 86303
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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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