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Chalk Drawing - Female - Drapery Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P108
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864 - 1864

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


One of several studies for drapery in Birmingham's collection, originally part of a sketchbook. This may be a study for St Cecilia, patron saint of organists, who was often depicted throughout the history of art with a portative organ in her arms. This study shows a figure with a slight sketch of a nimbus around the head, and arms stretched out as though playing a keyboard.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil and chalk on cream toned paper.


Height:308 mm
Width:176 mm