Study for 'The Marquand Ceiling': Angel Date:
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:
Inscribed on mount "ú2.3.0" and "ú14" in pencil.
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).
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.