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Chalk Drawing - St George Series - Study of Chamberlain for 'The Petition to the King'

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P60
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

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

Notes

A study for the second painting in the series of seven canvases illustrating 'The Story of St George' for the dining room of the artist Myles Birket Foster, at Witley, Surrey.

A study for the figure of the Chamberlain who stands beside the King in 'The Petition to the King', second panel in the St. George Series. The 1866 oil painting is currently in the collection of Hanover College, Indiana. In the finished painting a scarf hangs from the hat of the Chamberlain, and his face appears thin and gaunt.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:St George
Medium:Red chalk and pencil on paper.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:302 mm
Width:161 mm