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The flaming heart, after Rossetti: 2293

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Titles

The flaming heart, after Rossetti

Maker(s)

Murray, Charles Fairfax (Painter)

Notes

History note: Anon. sale (= H.J. Brown), Christie's, 3 March 1924 (34); late W. Lawson Peacock sale, Christie's, 6 February 1925 (117), bt. Stone; coll. Charles Ricketts, R.A., and C.H. Shannon, R.A., by 1926; on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum from C.H. Shannon, 1933-7

Measurements and weight

Height: 33 cm
Width: 27.9 cm

Relative size of this object

27.9 cm33 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1863

Note

This is a copy by Fairfax Murray of D.G. Rossetti's painting of 1863, Helen of Troy, now at Hamburg (Kunsthalle, no. 2469); the figure was painted from a model called Annie Miller.

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: DGR
  • Location: Lower left
  • False signature
  • Text: 1863
  • Location: Lower left
  • False date
  • Text: 526 DT (partly obliterated)
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Stencil
  • Text: 96 0.D.Y.
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Stencil
  • Text: Annie Miller
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 43 45/P
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: A.K. 2222
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Label
  • Text: 820
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Label
  • Text: James Bourlet and Son 17/18 Nassau St. W.1. (artist (? owner) C. Ricketts R.A. Date 14.4.26. Ref. No. 11689)
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Label
  • Text: of official soliciter "No 4804. 14.8.34. 83"
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2293
Primary reference Number: 3691
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 2 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/3691 Accessed: 2022-01-19 22:21:33

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