Museums Home BMAGiC Home Search Browse BMAGiC Help About BMAGiC Contact Us
           

Chalk Drawing - The Lament (?) - Study of Two Female Heads

View main imageView larger image
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

There are no additional images for this object.

Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P188
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

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

Notes

The larger of these two studies bears some resemblance to the head of the left figure in the watercolour 'The Lament' (1866, William Morris Gallery, Walthanstow, London). The sheet as a whole shares the cool lyricism of the watercolour, which is a milestone in the transition of Burne-Jones's style from the overly medieval to the more timelessly classical.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Symbolic
Medium:Red brown and black chalks over pencil on cream paper.
Material(s):Paper

Dimensions

Height:345 mm
Width:295 mm