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Pencil Drawing, Page from Sketchbook - Sketchbook - The Perseus Series - Nude Study of Perseus in Perseus Slaying the Sea-Monster

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1952P5.5
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1875 - 1875

Maker Information

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

Notes

One of several studies in Birmingham's Collection for the Perseus Series of paintings (Series I is now in the Stattsgalerie, Stuttgart; Series II in the Southampton City Art Gallery).

The particular composition in which this study was used in both the final versions and is often referred to as 'The Doom Fulfilled', rather than 'Perseus Slaying the Sea-Monster' or 'Sea-Serpent'. There is only a slight difference between the figure in this study and that of Perseus in the paintings, his left leg is bent and raised higher.

Presented by Mrs Angela Thirkell, 1952.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Perseus
Medium:Pencil on paper.
Material(s):Paper

Dimensions

Height:255 mm
Width:183 mm