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Pencil Drawing - Border and illuminated Letter 'E' copied from a fifteenth-century illuminated Manuscript

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P1032
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1850c - 1859c

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys


This is one of a number of tracings from medieval manuscripts in the Birmingham collection which Sandys seems to have made in the 1850s. The exact manuscript that he copied has not been identified but it is likely to have been one of those held in the British Museum in the nineteenth century but now in the British Library.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Medium:Pencil on tracing paper.


Height:194 mm
Width:134 mm