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Pencil Drawing - St Agnes of Intercession - Compositional Sketch

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P625.1
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1850 - 1850

Maker Information

Artist:John Everett Millais - View biography for John Everett Millais


This is a preparatory drawing for an unpublished etching intended for the fifth number of The Germ periodical to illustrate a story by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery also has one of the few surviving etchings of the same subject of a fifteenth-century painter painting his mortally ill lover.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on tracing paper backed on to paper.

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Height:109 mm
Width:175 mm

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