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Study of Athena for 'The Arming of Perseus' (Perseus Series): 2012

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Study of Athena for 'The Arming of Perseus' (Perseus Series)


Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)


History note: Christie's Sale, 5th June 1919, bt. Ricketts and Shannon

Measurements and weight

Height: 267 mm
Width: 176 mm

Relative size of this object

17.6 m26.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


1876 - 1877 1877


A nude study of Athena giving Perseus the magic weapons with which to slay Medusa. Also a study for Athena's left hand.

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Components of the work

Support: composed of cartridge paper

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2012
Primary reference Number: 26347
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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