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

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P391
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1850c - 1859c

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys

Notes

This is one of a number of textile designs copied onto tracing paper by Sandys in the Birmingham collection (see also 1927P386, 1927P387, 1927P388, 1927P389 and 1927P390). 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:Brush and black ink on tracing paper.
Material(s):Paper

Dimensions

Height:51 mm
Width:45 mm