- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Tan cloth covers, pencil sleeve, remains of cloth ties; forty-four pages of heavy cream wove paper (the remaining pages are uncut)
- 14 x 10 cm (5 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- label: front cover, graphite: 33
- label: inside front cover, printed: Roberson label (see 1943.1815.17), mostly removed
- label: inside front cover, printed: FROM THE LIBRARY OF / EDWARD BURNE-JONES / THE GRANGE NORTH / END ROAD FULHAM
- inscription: inside front cover, printed and inscribed: excerpt from Sotheby's sale catalogue: SIR ED. BURNE-JONES, BT. / 96 A sketch book containing numerous studies of draperies, / figures, etc. / Black chalk / size of leaves 6 1/4 in. by 4 1/2 in. Graphite inscription on excerpt: LK 1- 1- [?]
- Philip Burne-Jones, the artist's son, London; his sale, Sotheby's, London, November 10, 1926, no. 96 (£11); purchased at that sale by (?) Spencer; Miss Gray; acquired from her through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, August 1, 1928 (£126 10 s. for cat nos. 166-169); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Sketchbook with tan cloth covers; pencil sleeve; remains of cloth ties. 44 pages; the last quarter of the pages are in uncut drawing block. Pages of heavy cream wove paper, measuring 134 x 94 mm. Drawings are in graphite. Generally the drawings are on both sides of the page. Almost all are signed with the artist's initials.
- Mostly drapery and head studies, possibly studies for "The Wheel of Fortune" (1875-83).
- Publication History
Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), cat. no. 44
Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Drawing on Tradition: The Lost Legacy of Academic Figure Studies, Harvard University Art Museums Gallery Series, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1994), no. 12, under checklist no. 9, p. 11
Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 167, repr. (color)
Debra N. Mancoff, "Unpainted Masterpieces: The Drawings of Edward Burne-Jones", Museum Studies [Objects of Desire: Victorian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago] (2005), vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 44-55, p. 92, note 25
Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, website, Harvard University Art Museums, 2006, www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/sketchbooks
- Exhibition History
Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946
Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/11/1993 - 11/07/1993
Drawing on Tradition: The Lost Legacy of Academic Figure Studies, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/19/1994 - 01/29/1995
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004
Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2006 - 10/22/2006
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