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Chalk Drawing - St George Series - Study of the Princess for 'The Princess draws the fatal Lot'

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P64
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

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


A sketch for the third 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. This scene refers to the Princess drawing the fatal lot labelled 'Moritura' (She who shall die).

This study was not used in the final version where the Princess faces three-quarters to the right, and is in the act of taking the slip of paper marked 'Moritura'. The 1865 finished drawing is in the collection of the British Museum, and the 1866 oil painting is in the collection of Hanover College, Indiana.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:St George
Medium:Red chalk and pencil on cream toned paper.

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Height:312 mm
Width:149 mm