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Eight studies of a dead mouse
Silverpoint on white commercially prepared paper
- Production date
Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 285 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Reproduced in 'The Dial', No IV, 1896.
Information label, Temporary Display in Room 90 April-Sept 2010: "The use of metalpoint in this drawing reflects Shannon's interest in early Renaissance drawings, which he not only studied in the British Museum but also avidly collected. The precise line afforded by this technique has allowed him to capture fine details of the dead mouse, which he has drawn from several angles, perhaps for use in other compositions. In the 1890s, Shannon primarily worked as a lithographer. He produced a print of this drawing in 1896 for The Dial, an art journal he published with his partner, Charles Ricketts."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1969, BM, 'Royal Academy Draughtsmen 1769-1969', no.294
1989 Feb-Apr, London, Barbican Art Gallery, 'The Last Romantics', no. 261
2015 May-Jul, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
2015 10 Sep-6 Dec, London, British Museum, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- According to Dodgson's card catalogue, bought by him from the L.W.Hodson sale, Christie's 25 June 1906, lot 104, for 8 guineas through Obach & Co.
- Prints and Drawings
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