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Chalk Drawing - King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid - Study of Boy's Head

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P221
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1883 - 1884

Maker Information

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


One of five study drawings in Birmingham's collection for the 1884 oil painting 'King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid' now in the collections of Tate. Birmingham's collection also holds the fully worked up colour cartoon for this subject.

This drawing depicts one of the two singing boys behind the throne on which the Beggar Maid sits.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Black chalk touched with white on brown paper.

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Height:433 mm
Width:454 mm