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

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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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


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
Medium:Red brown and black chalks over pencil on cream paper.


Height:345 mm
Width:295 mm