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Title(s):

The Man of Law's Tale: Custance alone in rudderless boat Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker:

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

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

For page 43 of the Kelmscott Chaucer.

Technique:

drawing (image-making)

Material(s):

graphite; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

graphite within drawn graphite border on paper

Dimension(s):

height, drawn area, 128, mm
width, drawn area, 171, mm
height, support, 153, mm
width, support, 196, 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: 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.).

Inscription(s):

; lower right; graphite; 8
; verso; graphite; C

Exhibition(s):

Burne-Jones del Preraffaelismo al simbolismo. 1986-10 - 1986-11
Venue: Galleria Nazionale d' Arte Moderna, Rome
Catalogue number: 152

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 8.

Related Object:

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

Accession:

Object Number: 1050.8
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 82091; input: 2002-12-16; modified: 2003-11-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/82091





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