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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)

Study of a female nude for 'Arthur in Avalon'

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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)
Study of a female nude for 'Arthur in Avalon'
pencil, on paper
5 x 4¾ in. (12.7 x 12 cm.)
Provenance
Remaining Works of the late Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt. (+); Christie's, London, 5 June 1919, possibly lot 55, 64 or 65.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 June 2005, lot 111.
with Agnew's, London.
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Please note this drawing is in a modern, acid-free mount and not as the catalogue entry states.

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Lot Essay

The present study is for the so-called 'hill-fairies', one male and one female group, that Burne-Jones considered painting into the lateral sections of Arthur in Avalon. Dated to circa 1885 it corresponds to an entry for that year in his autograph work-record, preserved at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: 'also I worked on Avalon, and made the designs for the Fairies in the hills of that picture'.

For other studies by for Arthur in Avalon see lots 16-18.

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