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Chalk Drawing - The Fates - Sketches of the Lovers

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P480.1
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

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


One of a number of studies in Birmingham's collection related to an unrealised composition called 'The Fates', which Burne-Jones worked on in 1865. 'The Fates' (also called 'The Lovers'), depicts the three Fates themselves, seated, looking down upon a male and female couple.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Black and white chalk and pencil on brown paper.


Height:351 mm
Width:271 mm