Sandys used tracings to transfer a finished design onto the woodblock. He would then work up the design on the woodblock, in brush and ink, before passing it to the engraver. This tracing is for an illustration to accompany a translation of a macabre German ballad. Both image and text were published in 'Once a Week' (March 1861, vol. 4, no. 23, p. 350).

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


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.377
Frederick Sandys 1892-1904: A Catalogue Raisonne
- Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service p. 203


Probably acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray before 1895.

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Johann Ludwig Uhland Verse by

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