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Study for Sir Launcelot's Vision of the Sanc Grael: 2150

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Study for Sir Launcelot's Vision of the Sanc Grael


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: Mrs. Thomas Ayres of Kew; Sir Sydney Cockerell (bought before 1909 when Cockerell reproduced it as a Christmas Card); sold to Ricketts, 1919; Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 227 mm
Width: 136 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


One of the studies for the fresco in the old debating hall of the Oxford Union Society.

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Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink with graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: DGR
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The Angel of the Grael / Study for Oxford fresco / The property of C. Shannon, C. Ricketts
  • Location: Backing
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Text: RA Exhibition of British Art, 1934, no. 1239, lent by C.H. Shannon, R.A. at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Newcastle, 1971.
  • Location: Backing
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2150
Primary reference Number: 13380
Surtees: 93G
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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