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Pencil Drawing, Page from Sketchbook - Sketchbook - Study of a Ship

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1952P6.98
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1887 - 1890

Maker Information

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


This study was probably the basis for the tapestry design of 'The Ship', which is part of the Holy Grail Tapestries executed by Morris & Co., a version of which is in BMAG, 1947M52. According to Helen Proctor at BMAG, an expert on the Holy Grail Tapestries, the ship served as the smallest panel in the tapestry series that effects the transition from England to the Grail City. According to Proctor, Burne-Jones's studies for the ship were drawn from scale models.

Presented by Mrs Angela Thirkell, 1952.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on paper.


Height:273 mm
Width:222 mm