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Drawing - Study of a Male Head in Profile

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1983P77
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1869 - 1869

Maker Information

Artist:Charles Fairfax Murray - View biography for Charles Fairfax Murray


Recent research by Victoria Osborne suggests that this is a informal study of the artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). He and Murray were students together at Heatherley's in the late 1860s and became lifelong friends. Hughes would have been nearly 18 in August 1869, and was noted for his good looks.

Transferred from Birmingham Reference Library, 1983.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Brush and brown wash on heavy cream wove paper

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Height:356 mm
Width:255 mm