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Chalk Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Drapery Study for the Black Prince

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P785
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1851 - 1851

Maker Information

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


The Birmingham collection holds two drapery studies for the Black Prince which were executed three years apart (see also 1906P783). Brown put aside 'Chaucer at the Court of Edward III' (1851, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney) while working on several other pictures but took it up again in 1850. This chalk drawing is the later one and includes the belt worn by the Black Prince in the final painting.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Black and white chalks on brown toned paper, laid down.

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Height:211 mm
Width:185 mm