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Chalk Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Study of a Hand for the Figure of Robert Burns

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P747
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1848 - 1848

Maker Information

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


This is a study for the left hand of the figure of Robert Burns (1759-1796). He is depicted, wearing a tartan sash in an oil study for the triptych 'The Seeds and Fruits of English Poetry,' now at the Ashmolean, Oxford. Brown did not complete the wings of the triptych but made the central panel into '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 heightened with white chalk on buff paper.

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Height:119 mm
Width:200 mm