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One of several studies for drapery in Birmingham's collection, originally part of a sketchbook. This may be a study for St Cecilia, patron saint of organists, who was often depicted throughout the history of art with a portative organ in her arms. This study shows a figure with a slight sketch of a nimbus around the head, and arms stretched out as though playing a keyboard.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Literature

Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 111
 
Hidden Burne-Jones Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 71

Provenance

Charles Fairfax Murray

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