Study for 'The Marquand Ceiling': Angel

Drawing details

Title: Study for 'The Marquand Ceiling': Angel
Date: c.1886
Media: Black and white chalk on buff paper
Dimensions: 26.5 x 33.5 cm
Location: Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire
Picture credit: Wyre Forest District Council Museum Service, Calderdale Museums and Arts
Reference number: 1974-370.3
Inscriptions: Inscribed on mount "2.3.0" and "14" in pencil.

Interpretation

These cherubs are very similar to those seen in the 'Jubilee Medal' design of 1887. This drawing is on the reverse of a drawing for the 'Jubilee Medal' of 1887 in Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire (reference number 1974-370.2).

Description

Left of sheet: study for the angel playing a lute, just left of centre, in the central panel of 'The Marquand Ceiling' (1886, possibly private collections). Right of sheet: study for the same figure in the same pose as before but drawn from a different angle. Here the body of the figure faces the viewer, whereas in the finished work, he faces to the left. 

Provenance

Presented to Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire, in the early 1930s 

Exhibition history

  • 25 March 2005 to 03 May 2005, 'Lord Leighton: Nymphs and Nudes', Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire, Bewdley

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