One of a number of nude male studies in Birmingham's collection, originating from a sketchbook. There is a second study of the same nude figure with arms around tree. Both may be an early conception of 'Phyllis & Demophoon' or an 'Apollo and Daphne'.The figure in this study has his left arm raised higher than the previous study, and he is further away from the tree, which has a very narrow trunk.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


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. 107
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. 75


Charles Fairfax Murray

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