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Pen and Ink Drawing - The King at the Gate - Study for the Figure of the King

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P836
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1861c - 1862c

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys


A preparatory study for an illustration to a poem by Walter Thornbury published in 'Once a Week,' 1862 (15 March, p. 322). The poem 'tells of the appearance in front of the king and his petitioners (?), of the god Zeus in the guise of a stranger' (Elzea, Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 209).

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pen and ink and pencil on paper.

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Height:125 mm
Width:58 mm