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Chalk Drawing - Maria Zambaco - Profile Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P22
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1866 - 1866

Maker Information

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


This is probably a very early profile study of Maria Zambaco, with whom Burne-Jones became involved romantically in June 1868. Burne-Jones first met Zambaco in the Autumn of 1866, when he was commissioned by her mother, Euphrosyne Ionides Cassavetti, to paint something for which her daughter modelled. Burne-Jones made several studies of Zambaco, and in 1867 produced 'Cupid Delivering Psyche' (watercolour, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Public Libraries, Cecil French Bequest, on loan to Leighton House, Kensington), with Zambaco as Psyche.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Maria Zambaco
Medium:Brown chalk, with pencil, on cream-toned paper.

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Height:314 cm
Width:205 cm