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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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The Shawl

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Shawl
  • Description

    Three-quarter length young woman sitting in chair, directed to the right, looking towards the viewer, with hands clasped on the lap, her shawl hanging over the back and side of the chair, only the head fully finished, the rest outlined only; second state?

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1887-1945
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 340 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed in pencil at lower right of image with production detail: "F. Ernest Jackson imp", below: "2nd / very good. / L 17".
        Verso: inscribed in pencil with title.
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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