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Title(s):

Parliament of Fowls: perched upon branches of trees, birds sing with angelic voices Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker:

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

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

For page 313 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, 129, mm
width, drawn area, 172, mm
height, support, 154, 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: 4 sheets of preliminary sketches (1 sketch for p. 312, Romance of the Rose) (1079.79-82 F.O.F.) and 1 trial proof (1079i F.O.F.). 1079.79: graphite on paper, 324 x 206 mm (irregular). 2 studies on one sheet. 1079.80: graphite on paper, 323 x 201 mm (irregular). 4 studies of birds. 1079.81: graphite on paper, 322 x 202 mm (irregular). Study of a hawk. 1079.82: graphite on paper, 324 x 202 mm (irregular; torn lower-left corner). 2 compositional studies: top for p. 312, "Romance of the Rose", bottom for p. 313. Inscribed on lower study: "hee comes parliament of / Fools; and, below lower study: "you can give a name to every blackguard who ('.....ed') / & no one knows the name of any one who (?built) it."

Inscription(s):

; verso; graphite; D
; verso; graphite; 1050-41

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 46.

Related Object(s):

1079/79; Two preliminary studies for The Parliament of Fowls: perched upon branches of trees, birds sing with angelic voices
1079/80; Four studies of birds for The Parliament of Fowls
1079/81; Study of a bird for The Parliament of Fowls
1079/82; Two preliminary studies: The Romance of the Rose: the place of the rose; The Parliament of Fowls: perched upon branches of trees, birds sing with angelic voices

Accession:

Object Number: 1050.46
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 82157; input: 2002-12-20; modified: 2003-11-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/82157