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Pen and Ink Drawing - Costume Study - Seigneur de Rimini copied from Bonnard's 'Costume Historique'

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P738
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1845 - 1845

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown


This is one of several drawings Brown made of illustrations in Camille Bonnard's 'Costume Historique,' a sourcebook of Medieval costumes printed between 1829 and 1830. The book had lavish, hand coloured plates with accompanying texts describing the costumes and their sources. Brown copied this illustration from a copy of the book owned by the British Academy whilst he was in Rome in 1845. He used his drawings as the basis for several of the costumes in his painting 'Chaucer at the Court of Edward III' (1851, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney)although no figure wearing these clothes appears in the final version.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Brown pen and ink on tracing paper.
Place of Origin:Rome, Italy


Height:167 mm
Width:94 mm