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Chalk Drawing - St Theophilus and the Angel - Study of a Mourner

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P171
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1863 - 1867

Maker Information

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

Notes

One of a number of studies in Birmingham's collection for the mourners who carry St Dorothea in the watercolour entitled 'Theophilus and the Angel'. Two versions of the painting were made, one was destroyed in the second world war (1863), the other (c.1866) was sold at Sotheby's in 2008.

The bowed head of this figure study shifts attention to the emotion of the scene and away from the drapery worn by the mourner.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Red brown chalk on cream paper.

Dimensions

Height:313 mm
Width:119 mm