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Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Study for Venus bringing the Image to Life

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P620
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1867 - 1867

Maker Information

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

Notes

A drawing for a series of four paintings based on an episode from William Morris' cycle of epic poems, 'The Earthly Paradise'. The first series is currently in the collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber, the second series are in Birmingham's collection.

The scene shows the statue being brought to life by the figure of Venus. Compositionally different in every way from the same scene later depicted in both series of oil paintings.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on tracing paper.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:148 mm
Width:98 mm