Information

Sandys made a number of drawings on tracing paper of figures from stained glass windows in Norfolk. These may have been part of the 'Norfolk Collection' commission Sandys recieved from his patron Rev. James Bulwer who enlisted local artists to produce works based on 'Norfolk church exteriors and interiors, sculpture, pulpits and fonts, decorations such as mural, stained glass, and painted screens' (Betty Elzea, Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 313).

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -

Inscriptions

Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Cawston / Ch.
Inscription body Handwritten 1850 c Black ink.
 

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. 396
 
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service No. 1.C.74.; p. 143

Provenance

Almost certainly to have been acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray from the artist, or from the sale of the contents of the Sandys family home after the death of Sandys' mother in September 1883 (Elzea).

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