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Pencil Drawing - St George Series - Composition Sketch for 'The Princess chained to the Tree'

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P505
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

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


A sketch for the fifth 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.

The Princess Sabra is kneeling on the ground facing right in this sketch, not standing and facing left as in the finished oil. The original oil painting of 1866-67 is now in a private collection, formerly in the FORBES Magazine Collection, New York.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil with brown chalk on paper.

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Height:89 mm
Width:97 mm