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Oil Painting - Cupid and Psyche - Palace Green Murals - Psyche holding the Lamp gazes on the Face of sleeping Cupid and Psyche abandoned

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1922P191
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1872 - 1881

Maker Information

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

Notes

The fifth in a series of twelve panels, based on 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' from William Morris's epic poem, 'The Earthly Paradise', commissioned by George Howard (later the 9th Earl of Carlisle) in the late 1860s for his newly-built home in No 1 Palace Green, Kensington.

The full title of the panel is, 'Psyche, holding the lamp, gazes enraptured on the face of sleeping Cupid: Psyche kneels, with arms held out in supplication, as Cupid flies away through the doorway.'

Presented by the daughters of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1922.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Cupid and Psyche William Morris
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Canvas

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Dimensions

Height:1195 mm
Width:3300 mm