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Brush and Ink Drawing with Pencil - Three Drawings of medieval Subjects

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P395
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1858 - 1858

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys


In the 1850s Sandys was commissioned by his patron the Rev. James Bulwer to make drawings and watercolours of historical items in Norfolk. These became part of Bulwer's Norfolk collection. These tracings appear to be related to two finished works sandys made as part of the project. He seems to have traced the boat in the centre of this sheet directly from 'his own watercolour of one of the painted panels of the rood screen at St Agnes Church, Cawston' (Betty Elzea, 'Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné,' p. 143). He also made a watercolour of the padlock he has drawn on this sheet. The watercolour is dated 9 March 1858 suggesting that these drawings may have been made around the same time (p. 143).

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

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


Height:112 mm
Width:130 mm