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Pencil Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Two Studies of a seated Woman in three-quarter length Pose and from the Back

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P770
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1847 - 1847

Maker Information

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


During his academic training in Belguim Brown learnt to draw his models first nude and then clothed to gain the correct pose for his final painting. This method of working was used across the continent in the nineteenth century and devrived from Reniassance art practices. This unusual study shows both stages of the process. It is a study for the central female figure sat in front of the fountain in Brown's painting '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:Pencil on paper.
Place of Origin:London, England

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Height:155 mm
Width:230 mm