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Chalk Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Study for left Leg of Figure of Shakespeare

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P706
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1847 - 1847

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown


This is a study for the left leg of Shakespeare in one of the wings in Brown's abandoned triptych 'The Seeds and Fruits of English Poetry.' The central panel later became 'Chaucer at the Court of Edward III' (1851, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney). Brown was meticulous about his work and often made individual studies for small sections of bodies or costumes.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Black chalk on laid paper.

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Height:313 mm
Width:122 mm