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Chalk Drawing - Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - Drapery Study for Edward III with Outline of a Child

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P779
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1847 - 1847

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown


The lack of hands in this drapery study for Edward III strongly suggests that Brown was working from a lay figure. He has included the outlines of the side of the throne and the figure of a child on the right. In the final painting his cloak has a chest fastening, and instead of having his hands in his lap he holds a cloth in one hand and the edge of the throne in the other.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Black chalk on paper.

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Height:270 mm
Width:175 mm