One of two drawings of peasant boys in Birmingham's collection, inscribed with the various materials of the model's clothing. This was probably a life drawing done on one of Burne-Jones's first two trips to Italy in 1859 and 1862. It may have been worked on his return to London.

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


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Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
leather/ ( )/ flannel/ absorbed/ leather
Notes middle right Handwritten - written in black chalk. written in the artist's hand


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. 110
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, John Christian, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 75


Charles Fairfax Murray

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