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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1847 - 1847|
|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.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Black chalk on paper, laid down.|
|Place of Origin:||London, England|