Skip to main content

Studies for the 'Mirror of Venus': 2003.4

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Titles

Studies for the 'Mirror of Venus'
Study for the reflection of the central kneeling girl, with detail of a hand
Details of arms of the right hand kneeling figure

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June 1919 (part of lot 37?), bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Measurements and weight

Height: 224 mm
Width: 174 mm

Relative size of this object

17.4 m22.4 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937-03) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

Dating

Production date: circa AD/CE 1873 : These studies are contemporary with 2005(1-5) which are dated 1873, the year in which Burne-Jones started work on his large oil version of the subject.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support: composed of cartridge paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on white cartridge paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in artist's hand

  • Text: knee not so low as in the drawing
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2003.4
Primary reference Number: 26251
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/26251 Accessed: 2021-12-01 18:08:09

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/26251|title=Drawing|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-12-01 18:08:09|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/pdp/pdp13/2003_4r.jpg" alt="Studies for the 'Mirror of Venus'" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Studies for the 'Mirror of Venus'</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo