This is one of a number of textile designs copied onto tracing paper by Sandys in the Birmingham collection (see also 1927P386, 1927P387, 1927P388 and 1927P391). In the 1850s he used medieval textile designs in his paintings. These designs are most likely to have been copied from printed illustrations in nineteenth-century historical sourcebooks. Sandys often reworked the designs on the canvas using his copies as inspiration (Betty Elzea, 'Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné,' p. 139)

  • Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


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Artist Frederick Sandys -


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service No. 1.C.20., p. 140


Acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray probably before June 1895, acquired by J R Holliday (Elzea).

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