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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Female Nude - Study for Psyche

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P124
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864 - 1865

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


A study for the 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'. This is possibly a study for the same figure as in 1927P648.17, probably for the illustration of 'Psyche rising from Cupid's Bed'. The pose is similar to that of Ingres' 'La Source', a favourite of Rossetti.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Cupid and Psyche Nude
Medium:Pencil, charcoal, and yellow chalk on cream-toned paper.