The Man of Law's Tale: Custance alone in rudderless boat Kelmscott Chaucer
Burne-Jones, Edward; draughtsman; British artist, 1833-1898
For page 43 of the Kelmscott Chaucer.
graphite within drawn graphite border on paper
height, drawn area, 128, mm
width, drawn area, 171, mm
height, support, 153, mm
width, support, 196, mm
given; 1921; Baldwin, Stanley
Sold by the Executors of the Burne-Jones estate, Sotheby's, July 8th, 1919, lot 23; bought Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin, MP
See also: 1 sheet of preliminary sketches, 1 intermediate sketch and a trial proof (1079c F.O.F.). See also p. 437. Trial sheets for the text of pages 49 and 50 and for pages 63 and 64 of The Tales of Melibee (1079t F.O.F.). Trial sheets for the illustration and text of page 43, the text of page 44 and also for pages 37 and 38 of The Reves Tale (1079u F.O.F.).
; lower right; graphite; 8
; verso; graphite; C
Robinson, Duncan. 1975. A Companion Volume to the Kelmscott Chaucer.London?: Basilisk Press
Reproduced, plate 8.
1079/17; Above, intermediate study for the Man of Law's Tale: Custance in the boat upon a tumultous sea; below, three studies of the standing figure of Custance; bottom, four studies of pairs of lips
Object Number: 1050.8
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
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