Saturday, June 18, 2011

Edward Burne-Jones - Three sketches for figure subjects

Three sketches for figure subjects
all with inscriptions 'EBJ' (possibly by Charles Fairfax Murray)
pencil and scratching out, on paper
5½ x 7¾ in. (14 x 19.7 cm.) (3)

with The Stone Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where purchased by
L.S. Lowry, R.A.

These remarkably abstract drawings are early works, dating from about 1859-60. They must be sketches for figure subjects, but do not seem to correspond to any of Burne-Jones's more finished compositions of this period.

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