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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Sketch of Psyche and Charon

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.61
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1865

Maker Information

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


From a bound volume containing 86 studies for illustrations to 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'.

This is a more refined and detailed drawing than other ones, but differs from the wood engraving in the positioning of Charon's arm. Here, he is taking the coin out of Psyche's mouth, whereas in the wood engraving she appears to hold it in her hand.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Psyche Charon
Medium:Pencil on paper. Bound.

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Height:110 mm
Width:163 mm