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Chalk Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Study of right Leg and left Foot for Milton

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P711
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1847 - 1847

Maker Information

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


This is one of two studies in Birmingham's collection for the legs of the poets in Ford Madox Brown's abandoned triptych 'The Seeds and Fruits of English Poetry' begun in 1845. From the pose it is most likely to be for the legs of the poet Milton as he appears in the right wing of the oil study now in the Ashmolean Museum. The wings were later discarded and the central panel became 'Chaucer at the Court of Edward III' (1851, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney).

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Black chalk on paper, laid down.
Place of Origin:London, England

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Height:294 mm
Width:125 mm

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