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Pencil Drawing - Studies for Stained Glass Design - Hope trampling on Despair

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1979P209
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864 - 1866

Maker Information

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


This design for Hope or Spes does not alter from the mid-1860s, and that includes the various media used by Burne-Jones. He omits the wings and halo, as well as the trampled figure in both the 1872 watercolour (Private collection) and 1896 oil painting (Boston Museum of Fine Arts). The figure remains the same with these few alterations as well as the length of the woman's hair. This design was also used in St Edburg Church, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Accessioned, 1979.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on tracing paper.

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Height:278 mm
Width:176 mm