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

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P526
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Author:William Morris - View biography for William Morris


A study for the 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'. Verso is the study of a hand gripping the hilt of a sword. It is possible that this is a study for St. George in 'The Return of St. George & the Princess' from the St. George series, executed at the same time with Burne-Jones's Cupid & Psyche .

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on cream paper.


Height:179 mm
Width:90 mm