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Pencil and Chalk Drawing - Green Summer - Study of Back of Seated Girl

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P193
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1863 - 1864

Maker Information

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


This is a study for the watercolour 'Green Summer' (1864), now held in a Private Collection. It shows Burne-Jones responding to his second Italian visit in 1862 by producing a number of what has been described as 'a distinct line in Giorgionesque idylls', and shows Burne-Jones moving away from Rossettian Pre-Raphaelitism towards Aestheticism. The subject here is of a group of girls seated by a river, listening to poetry.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Red chalk over pencil on paper.


Height:205 mm
Width:261 mm