Study a Draped Female Figure
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA (1833-1898)
Graphite on off-white paper
7 1/16 X 5 inches (18 X 12.6 cm)
Inscribed “BRIAR ROSE” lower left, and signed “EBJ” and dated 1870, lower right
This drawing is a sketch for the early water-colour version of "The Garden Court" for the first Briar Rose series, 1870
Provenance: An unidentified Austrian nobleman; bequeathed to his nephew Dr. Ivan Schagel; given by Dr. Schagel, c. 1939, to his companion Florence Reid; bequeathed by her to a family friend Patricia Mitchell of Ottawa, Ontario, c. 1975; purchased June, 1995; given to Sharon Lanigan, Christmas, 1995.
Exhibitions: ? Berlin: 1898; University of Toronto Art Centre: 2000, cat. no. 13.
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