A. E. Whitley suggests that this is a study for the thistle in the foreground of Sandys' illustration 'The Old Chartist' (pub. 1862). Betty Elzea prefers to relate it to the wood-engraved illustration'Amor Mundi'.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
222 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974 - 1974
222 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974


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.378
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 1.A.124, p. 112.


Acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray before June 1895.

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