The top study is taken from Viollet's 'Dictionnaire Raisonne', volume 3, page 157, figure 2, and is a study of the shoe of a 9th century nobleman. That in the centre right is a copy of a gentleman's shoe of 1240, from Viollet, volume 3, page 161, figure 8. The centre left study is from Viollet, volume 4, page 339, figure 7B. The drawing in the centre of the page is a shoe from an 11th century nobleman which is ornamented with pearls, and is from Viollet, volume 3, page 158, figure 5. The lower left study is from Viollet volume 4, page 340, figure 8, and is a shoe from the end of the 15th century. The stole is based on the one owned by Thomas Becket.

  • Presented by Mrs Angela Thirkell, 1952.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
stole . Viollet. XI/ patterns of Jewels. Viol. v. 4 152.153
Label middle left Handwritten - reference to text on which study is based. written by the artist


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Burne-Jones: dal prerraffaelismo e simbolismo
Maria Teresa Benedetti 1987 Gabriele Mazzota p.69 (repro)
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 82

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Viollet Le-Duc Author

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