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Pencil Drawing - St George Series - Drapery Study of Kneeling Figure for 'The Petition to the King'

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P491
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

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


A study for the second painting in the series of seven canvases illustrating 'The Story of St George' for the dining room of the artist Myles Birket Foster, at Witley, Surrey.

In both the completed 1865 drawing in the collection of the British Museum and the oil painting this figure kneels behind the basket filled with blankets and bones. On the reverse is an unidentified sketch in pencil which may be of the blanket filled with bones. The 1866 oil painting is now in the collection of Hanover College, Indiana.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on cream-toned paper.

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Height:180 mm
Width:103 mm