The two owls in this study appear on the top of the loom in the top right-hand corner of the painting Morgan Le Fay (1925P104). Thie source of this drawing is a work by Mrs Jemima Blackburn.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
June - 13 - 1859 - / Thorpe / Mrs Blackburn
- bottom centre Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
63 (b) Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London 1947-09 - 1947-09
English Eye I
38 Midlands Federation Travelling Exhibition 1958 - 1958


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. 389
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
1947 Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London p. 15
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 1.C.153, p. 152.


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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Mrs Jemima Blackburn Associated with

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