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Oil Painting - Cupid and Psyche - Palace Green Murals - Psyche entering the Portals of Olympus

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1922P198
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1872 - 1881

Maker Information

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

Notes

The final 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., London.

The full title of the panel is, 'Psyche entering the portals of Olympus with Cupid, preceded by Mercury, is welcomed by the Gods, and is offered the Cup of Immortality by Hebe.'

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:1980 mm
Width:3288 mm