Study of Armour: Perseus in 'The Finding of Medusa'
Burne-Jones, Edward; draughtsman; British artist, 1833-1898
During the 1880s, Burne-Jones made a number of studies of armour from the collection of Sir Coults Lindsay, these being related to the Briar Rose and Perseus series of pictures. In the finished versions of 'The Finding of Medusa' Perseus wears armour created by the artist himself, for which there is a design, similar to no. 679, in Birmingham City Art Gallery, dated 1881 (Inv. No. 46'98). The study here is therefore probably earlier.
paper; support; black
grey and white bodycolour on black paper
height, 540, mm
width, 382, mm
given; 1909; Executors of Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones, Georgiana. 1912. Memorials (Vol. II).p. 145
Löcher. 1973. Der Perseus Zyklus.Stuttgart: p. 102
Object Number: 679
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 26056; input: 2001-04-03; modified: 2017-04-12)