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Pencil Drawing - The Long Engagement - Sketch

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1998P80
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1858c - 1859c

Maker Information

:Arthur Hughes - View biography for Arthur Hughes


The loosey lines of this sketch indicate that it is a very early drawing for the painting 'The Long Engagement' (1902P13). It already contains the basic elements of the composition: a young woman clasping her lover's hand and gazing at the bark of a tree.

Presented by John N Bunney and Miss S E Bunney, 1998.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil heightened with white chalk on paper.

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Height:244 mm
Width:177 mm