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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Two Sketches for Psyche at the Shrine of Ceres

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.37
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1865

Maker Information

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

Notes

This is one of 86 studies for illustrations to 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'. In the wood engraving the figure of Psyche is similar to that in these studies. The temple, however, is behind Ceres who holds a scythe, with a landscape of corn and stalks to the right, as the sun appears over the horizon.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Cupid and Psyche
Medium:Pencil on cream-toned paper. Bound.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:129 mm
Width:158 mm