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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.17.1-11
People
Edward Burne-Jones, British (Birmingham, England 1833 - 1898 London, England)
Title
Sketchbook
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
c. 1880-1886
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297939
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with tan cloth covers
Dimensions
27 x 17 cm (10 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: front cover, brown ink: XVI 18/80
  • label: inside front cover: ROBERSON & Co. / 99, LONG ACRE, LONDON.
  • label: inside front cover: FROM THE LIBRARY OF / EDWARD BURNE-JONES / THE GRANGE NORTH / END ROAD FULHAM
  • label: front cover, graphite: 41
Provenance
Philip Burne-Jones, the artist's son, London; Miss Gray; acquired from her through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, August 1, 1928 (£126 10s 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
1943
Object Number
1943.1815.17.1-11
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with tan cloth covers; remains of cloth ties. 12 pages; the last remaining pages are in uncut drawing block. Pages of heavy cream wove paper, measuring 263 x 150 mm. Drawings in graphite and black crayon. Most are signed with the artist's initials. Most of the pages were removed before the sketchbook came to the Fogg.
Commentary
Studies for "The Hours," (1870-83), "Flamma Vestalis," (1886), "Hill Fairies" (1881-98), and "The Bath of Venus" (1873-88).
Publication History

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), cat. no. 46

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), cat. no. 112b

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, checklist no. 10, 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. 169, repr. (color)

Exhibition History

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

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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