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Drawing - The Burial of Balder

The Burial of Balder

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chamberlayne, William John (General), born 1821 - died 1910 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    India ink wash

  • Credit Line:

    Chamberlayne Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case AA, shelf 2

Physical description

Ink drawing depicting the burial of Balder [Baldr].

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)


1890 (made)


Chamberlayne, William John (General), born 1821 - died 1910 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

India ink wash

Marks and inscriptions

W I C 1890
signed (twice)


Height: 25.25 in, Width: 33.5 in

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'The Burial of Balder', India ink wash, General William John Chamberlayne, Great Britain, 1890

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.


Paper (fiber product); Ink



Subjects depicted

Death; Mythology; Burial


Drawings; Myths & Legends


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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