Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt Studies of Drapery and the Figure of the Virgin for the ‘Annunciation’ in the Church of St Martin’s-on-the-Hill, Scarborough, Yorkshire c.1862

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Title
Studies of Drapery and the Figure of the Virgin for the ‘Annunciation’ in the Church of St Martin’s-on-the-Hill, Scarborough, Yorkshire
Date c.1862
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 340 x 362 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by J.R. Holliday 1927
Reference
N04343
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Among the earliest churches to be decorated with stained glass produced by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company was St Martin's-on-the-Hill, Scarborough (1861-2). The studies on this sheet are for the figure of the Virgin in the Annunciation used for the rose window at the west end of the church. The drapery study is almost identical to the corresponding detail in the final cartoon for the window, which is now in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Burne-Jones originally began the Annunciation subject as a design for a painted tile.

July 1993

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