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Above, sketch of a face peaking out from beneath the covers of a ?seat; below, preliminary sketch for The Tale of the Wife of Bath: the knight in his bedchamber before his loathsome bride: 1079/28

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Titles

Above, sketch of a face peaking out from beneath the covers of a ?seat; below, preliminary sketch for The Tale of the Wife of Bath: the knight in his bedchamber before his loathsome bride
Kelmscott Chaucer

Maker(s)

Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Note

For Kelmscott Chaucer, p. 114.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite
Conté crayon (TM)

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper Height 326 mm Width 206 mm
Lower Sketch: Height 129 mm Width 172 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite and conté crayon on laid paper, the lower sketch surrounded by drawn graphite rectangular border

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Crowned heads / admitted free
  • Location: Recto, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/28
Primary reference Number: 83026
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 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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