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Pencil and Ink Drawing - Stained Glass Design - Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women' - Hypsiphile And Medea

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P521
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 seven designs in Birmingham's collection for Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women', six of which were used in the bay window of the Combination Room at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

The figure of Medea was based on the 1862 finished watercolour 'Morgan le Fay', now in the collection of the London Public Libraries of Hammersmith and Fulham (on long loan to Leighton House, Kensington).

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Peterhouse Cambridge Chaucer
Medium:Brown ink and wash over pencil on paper, laid down.

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Height:462 mm
Width:490 mm