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Pencil and Brush Drawing - Copy of a 15th century Brocade Design

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P389
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1850c - 1858c

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys


This is one of a number of textile designs copied onto tracing paper by Sandys in the Birmingham collection (see also 1927P386, 1927P387, 1927P388, 1927P390 and 1927P391). In the 1850s he used medieval textile designs in his paintings. These designs are most likely to have been copied from printed illustrations in nineteenth-century historical sourcebooks. Sandys often reworked the designs on the canvas using his copies as inspiration (Betty Elzea, 'Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné,' p. 139)

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Medium:Pencil, brush and black ink on tracing paper.


Height:112 mm
Width:94 mm