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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Study of Two Figures

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P608
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1865

Maker Information

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

Notes

One of eleven tracings in Birmingham's collection for 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'.

As in 1927P607, the man depicted is Cupid, with his wife Psyche, now completely draped. This study probably relates to the episode where after Psyche has successfully completed the trials set out for her by Venus, they are reconciled, and Psyche enters Olympus to receive immortality.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on tracing paper (for engraving).
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:110 mm
Width:82 mm