Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1833-1898
Custance Cast Forth on the Sea (The Tale of the Manne of Lawe)
Graphite pencil on paper.
Design area: 5 1/8 x 6 13/16 (130 x 172 mm); full sheet: 10 x 7 inches (254 x 177 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.
1975.50:4
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Inscribed in pencil by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell in bottom right corner, "p. 43".

Provenance: 
Sir Philip Burne-Jones, the son of the artist; Sir Sydney C. Cockerell; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 December 1956, lot 45; John M. Crawford, Jr.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 250-251.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, no. 95D, pl. civ.

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Watermark: none.
One of eleven preparatory drawings for illustrations to the Kelmscott edition of Chaucer published at Hammersmith in 1896.

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Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926, former owner.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962 former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Man of law's tale.

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