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Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Study of Pygmalion for The Soul Attains

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P476
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1875 - 1875

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


This version of 'The Soul Attains' shows little variation from the painting, now in the Collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber. Burne-Jones has slightly simplified the rich, angular folds of Pygmalion's robe and cloak. Most scholars agree, based on an excerpt from Georgiana Burne-Jones's 'Memorials', that the head of Pygmalion in Series Two was modelled by W A S Benson in the 1870s.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil with a touch of brown crayon on cream-toned paper.

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Height:228 mm
Width:289 mm