Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt

Study of Perseus for ‘The Call of Perseus’

c.1877

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 226 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Lord Duveen 1925
Reference
N04111

Display caption

The three drawings shown here are preparatory studies for the group of paintings depicting 'The Story of Perseus' (exhibited on the opposite wall, nos.54-6). They were made early in the evolution of the series, so that even before Burne-Jones began painting the three wall-plans, showing how his pictures would be displayed at Arthur Balfour's house, he had substantially revised the pose of Medusa in 'The Finding of Medusa'.

Gallery label, September 2004

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