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Title:

Letter E: The Ruin of Priam

Maker:

Burne-Jones, Edward; draughtsman; British artist, 1833-1898

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

1875

School/Style:

British

Technique:

drawing (image-making)

Material(s):

graphite; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

graphite on paper

Dimension(s):

height, 126, mm
width, 94, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1927-01; Holliday, J. R.

Provenance:

The artist; Laurence W. Hodson; Hodson's sale Christie's, June 25th 1906, Lot 37, bt. J.R. Holliday for £430.10.0 (together with other 28 drawings numbered 1183)

Notes:

It is possible that these drawings were originally mounted by the artist. Signatures on groups of drawings e.g. nos. 1183.9-12 suggest that this is probable.

Inscription(s):

signature; lower left, below drawing; graphite; E B J
date; lower left, following the above; graphite; 1875

Exhibition(s):

Burne-Jones and William Morris; Designs for the Aeneid and the Kelmscott Chaucer. 1996-05-05 - 1996-09-01
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)

Documentation:

Bell, M.. 1892. Edward Burne-Jones; a record and review.London?:
Illustrated p. V.

Related Object(s):

1183.1; Venus appearing to Aeneas before Carthage
1183.2; Aeneas flying from Troy
1183.3; Aeneas and the Harpies
1183.4; Death of Dido
1183.5; The Burning of the Ships
1183.6; Aeneas and the Sibyl in the Underworld
1183.7; Lavinia in the Palace of Latinus
1183.8; Venus bringing Armour to Aeneas
1183.9; Iris and Turnus (unfinished)
1183.10; Aeneas slaying Mezentius (unfinished)
1183.11; Aeneas at the tomb of Mezentius
1183.12; The Death of Turnus
1183.13; Juno
1183.14; Letter H: Cassandra, amid the flames of Troy
1183.15; Letter T: The Golden Bough
1183.16; Letter I: Helen Hidden
1183.17; Neptune
1183.18; Letter D: Troy Burning
1183.19; Tartarus, with the Punishment of the Damned
1183.20; Letter D: The Passing of Dido
1183.22; Letter P: Dido's Wedding
1183.23; Letter I: Figure of Rumour Blowing Horn
1183.24; Letter Q: Love and Dido
1183.25; Letter E: The Wooden Horse
1183.26; Letter T: Neptune and the Winds
1183.27; Letter I: Scylla
1183.28; Letter T: Andromache
1183.29; Letter P: Polyphemus

Accession:

Object Number: 1183.21
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 26855; input: 2001-04-11; modified: 2003-11-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/26855