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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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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1867 - 1867|
|Artist:||Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones|
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.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Pencil on tracing paper.|