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Pencil Drawing - Pygmalion and the Image - Sketch for Pygmalion seeing the Image come to Life

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P625
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1867 - 1867

Maker Information

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

Notes

A drawing for a series of four paintings based on an episode from William Morris' cycle of epic poems, 'The Earthly Paradise'. The first series is currently in the collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber, the second is in Birmingham's collection.

This design differs from the final version, where instead of standing framed in the archway after stepping down from her niche, Galatea is here depicted standing half-draped in the bed alcove. Pygmalion's arm is extended behind him, whereas in the final version it is in front.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Pygmalion
Medium:Pencil on tracing paper, laid down.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:110 mm
Width:84 mm