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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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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1872 - 1881|
|Artist:||Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones|
|Artist:||Walter Crane - View biography for Walter Crane|
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.|