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Chalk Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Head of Alexander Pope

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P713
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1847 - 1847

Maker Information

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


As the inscription on this drawing suggests this is a study of the bust of Alexander Pope (1688-1744) by Louis François Roubilliac (1695-1762) at the British Museum. Pope was one of the poets Brown included in the wings of the proposed triptych 'The Seeds and Fruits of English Poetry' which later became 'Chaucer at the Court of Edward III' (1851, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney). In the oil sketch, now at The Ashmolean, he stands between the figures of Byron and Burns with his head lowered and crowned with a laurel wreath.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

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

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Height:327 mm
Width:258 mm