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Two preliminary studies for The Franklyn's Tale: the vision of Aurelius: 1079/49

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Two preliminary studies for The Franklyn's Tale: the vision of Aurelius
Kelmscott Chaucer


Burne-Jones, Edward (Draughtsman)


Upper study, left-hand figure nearly in profile to right, head turned away, towards vision. Figure on right, faces away, holding aloft a sword or staff in hand. Vision has central figure with a second figure on right. Lower study, two figures in room in positions similar to upper study. Figures in vision closer together than upper study.

Acquisition and important dates

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


For Kelmscott Chaucer p. 165.

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Materials used in production

Black crayon

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper Height 328 mm Width 202 mm
Upper Study: Height 130 mm Width 171 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite and black crayon, the upper study within drawn graphite rectangle, on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Franklin 2
  • Location: Recto, upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/49
Primary reference Number: 83175
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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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