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Title(s):

The Knight's Tale: Emily praying to Diana Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker:

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

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

For page 23 of the Kelmscott Chaucer.

Technique:

drawing (image-making)

Material(s):

graphite; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

graphite within drawn graphite line on paper

Dimension(s):

height, drawn area, 130, mm
width, drawn area, 172, mm
height, support, 154, mm
width, support, 197, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1921; Baldwin, Stanley

Provenance:

Sold by the Executors of the Burne-Jones estate, Sotheby's, July 8th, 1919, lot 23; bought Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin, MP

Notes:

See also: 5 sheets of preliminary sketches, intermediate sketch, hard backed trial proof (heightened with bodycolour, of Emily in the Temple of Diana (not in the final designs)) (1079-II F.O.F.) and a trial proof, on sheet of 6, (1079q F.O.F.).

Inscription(s):

; upper right; graphite; PAL / A
; verso; graphite; E

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:

Robinson, Duncan. 1975. A Companion Volume to the Kelmscott Chaucer.London?: Basilisk Press
Reproduced, plate 5.

Related Object(s):

1079/5; Above, preliminary sketch for the Knight's Tale: Emily and the statue of Diana (unused); below, preliminary sketch for the Knight's Tale: Emily and the statue of Diana
1079/6; Above, preliminary sketch for the Knight's Tale: Emily and statue of Diana, figure of Diana partially removed, curtain drapery visible; below, preliminary sketch for the Knight's Tale: Emily and statue of Diana, the deer with larger antlers than final design
1079/7; Preliminary study for The Knight's Tale: Diana's hind in profile to left, head and upper neck absent
1079/8; Two preliminary studies for The Knight's Tale: above, study of statue of Diana mounted upon deer with globe visible below; below, Emily praying before the statue of Diana (dog in slightly to rear of position in final design)
1079/9; Preliminary study for The Knight's Tale: the statue of Diana mounted upon the deer, with dog towards rear of plinth (there is a second outline indication of the position of Diana)
1079/10; Intermediate study for The Knight's Tale: Emily praying before the statue of Diana
1079/137*; Intermediate study for The Knight's Tale: Emily praying to the statue of Diana

Accession:

Object Number: 1050.5
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 82050; input: 2002-12-06; modified: 2003-11-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/82050





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