Cartoon for Stained Glass

Cartoon for Stained Glass

Cartoon for Stained Glass
Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893)
Britain
About 1860
Pencil and wash on wove paper; squared
Width 36.2 cm x height 99.4 cm
Museum no. E.2906-1927

A cartoon is an actual size preparatory drawing for a work in another medium, in this case stained glass. The design has been drawn over the squaring, indicating that it has been transferred from elsewhere, probably a smaller sketch. The main wash lines indicate the lead lines. Pencil notes provide colour details.