Drapery study
Date: not dated
Medium: Graphite on laid paper
Dimensions: sheet: 11 9/16 × 8 5/8 in. (29.4 × 21.9 cm)
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund and Gift of Paul R. Miles, 1992
Object Number: 1992-73
About: As Burne-Jones’ style matured his interest in classically inspired high Renaissance art, particularly the work of Michelangelo, became more pronounced. This study of drapery as it falls on the figure – and reveals the form beneath is one such example. John Ruskin was to exclaim at this infatuation with drapery, “Why should the tuckings in and out of muslin be eternally interesting?”
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