Museums Home BMAGiC Home Search Browse BMAGiC Help About BMAGiC Contact Us
           

Wood Engraving - Cupid and Psyche - Venus dispatching Cupid to punish Psyche

View main imageView larger image
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

There are no additional images for this object.

Basic Information

Accession Number:1913P157
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1880c - 1880c

Maker Information

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

Notes

One of some forty-five wood engravings designed by Burne-Jones and mostly cut by William Morris illustrating the 'Cupid and Psyche' story for a lavish publication of William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'. Trial proofs at the Chiswick Press, were considered unsuccessful as a union of text and image, and the project was abandoned.

It was not until the late 1880s that sets of proofs were made. Sir Sydney Cockerell noted that eight sets were printed under the direction of Emery Walker, the total number of sets is unclear. Birmingham's set where given by Morris to the Birmingham architect John Henry Chamberlain (1831-83). The illustrations and the poem were finally printed in 1973 with an introduction by A.R. Duffy.

Presented by Mrs William Harris., 1913

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Wood engraving printed in black on laid Michallet paper.
Material(s):Printing ink

Associated People

Dimensions

Height:473 mm
Width:326 mm