The lack of hands in this drapery study for Edward III strongly suggests that Brown was working from a lay figure. He has included the outlines of the side of the throne and the figure of a child on the right. In the final painting his cloak has a chest fastening, and instead of having his hands in his lap he holds a cloth in one hand and the edge of the throne in the other.LM

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Association Artist Organisation
Artist Ford Madox Brown -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Ford M Brown London/47
Signature and date bottom right Handwritten 1847 Brown ink.


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. 35
Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite
Laura MacCulloch, Tessa Sidey 2008 D. Giles Limited, London p. 65

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Name Type
King Edward III Associated with
Geoffrey Chaucer Associated with

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