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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.

Figure Studies for Perseus and the Graiae

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.

Figure Studies for Perseus and the Graiae

Figure Studies for Perseus and the Graiae

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,512

GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S.

British

1833 - 1898

Figure Studies for Perseus and the Graiae


black and white chalks on red paper

Unframed: 23 by 31cm., 9 by 12in.

Framed: 31 by 39cm., 12 by 15½in.

This drawing is in good condition. The paper has a few areas of moisture-staining and is cockled slightly.


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Purchased from an art dealer in Huntington, USA in August 2015 by the present owner 
The nude studies relate to the crouching left hand figure in Burne-Jones’s Perseus and the Graiae (versions in the National Museum Wales, Southampton City Art Gallery and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart). A draped study of the same figure, dated 1877, is in the collection of the Cecil French Bequest, and is reproduced in the catalogue of the 2008 Beauty Never Fails exhibition (no.11).