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Architectural design
  • Architectural design
    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881
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Architectural design

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen, and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 119

Physical description

Pencil, pen, and watercolour design of an elevation of a portion of an arcade in an ecclesiastical space. A figure of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus is set within an arch on the left. Two male figures are set within another arch on the right. The one on the left holds a sword and book while the other on the right holds a cross. A rose window is included between them. The baldachins above the three figures are decorated in jewel and gold colours.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


ca. 1860-1880 (made)


Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen, and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Half of the [ill.] of [ill.] Romanus'
Inscribed in the top left corner.

Notes about details.
Included throughout the drawing.


Width: 47 cm, Length: 58 cm

Descriptive line

William Burges. Arcade in an ecclesiastical space. Virgin Mary with Jesus and male figures. English, ca.1860-1880.


Pencil; Pen; Watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Book; Sword; Man; Arcade; Cross; Mary; Jesus


Drawings; Christianity; Religion; Biblical Imagery; Architecture; Christianity; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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