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Chalk Drawing - Female Nude - Study of a Figure with Hands behind Back

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P579
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864 - 1864

Maker Information

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


One of three studies for the same figure with small differences of pose. They may be figure studies of Psyche. They are all made in the red chalk that Burne-Jones used during the early to mid 1860s, especially in drawings for Psyche in 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Brown chalk on paper


Height:306 mm
Width:108 mm