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Chalk Drawing - Male Nude - Study of Man embracing Tree

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P121
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1868 - 1869

Maker Information

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


One of a number of nude male studies in Birmingham's collection, originating from a sketchbook. There is a second study of the same nude figure with arms around tree. Both may be an early conception of 'Phyllis & Demophoon' or an 'Apollo and Daphne'.

The figure in this study has his left arm raised higher than the previous study, and he is further away from the tree, which has a very narrow trunk.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Red-brown chalk over touches of pencil on cream-toned paper.


Height:317 mm
Width:189 mm