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Pencil Drawing - Danae in the Brazen Chamber - Study of Part of a Bed

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P823
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1866 - 1867

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys


This is a study for the wood engraving 'Danae in the Brazen Chamber'. The finished wood engraving was intended to be an illustration to Swinburne's poem 'Danae' in Once a Week (7 December 1867), but in the end was not used. The wood engraving was finally published in The Century Guild Hobby Horse in 1888.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on paper / Black chalk on cream paper.


Height:150 mm
Width:110 mm