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Chalk Drawing - St Theophilus and the Angel - Study for St Theophilus

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P182
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1863 - 1867

Maker Information

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


One of a number of studies in Birmingham's collection for 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.

Burne-Jones appears to have begun with a lighty roughed-out sketch of the figure of Theophilus, and then progressed to a full length drapery study. The position of the book is seen to alter.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:St Theophilus
Medium:Brown chalk on paper.


Height:229 mm
Width:136 mm