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Pencil Drawing - The Passing of Venus - Study of a seated Woman

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1911P65
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1877 - 1877

Maker Information

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


This is a study for the unfinished bodycolour painting in the Tate Collection. It shows one of the young girls who offer their hearts up to Venus as she passes in a chariot. The composition began as a tile design in 1861, and in 1898 as a design for a tapestry, later woven by Morris & Co. in 1922-26, now in the Detriot Institute of Arts.

Presented by the Right Hon. William Kenrick, 1911.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on green paper.


Height:199 mm
Width:171 mm