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'.
The design of the lower right study with Psyche and Proserpine is similar to 1927P648.71, although with more architectural detailing. On the reverse is a study for 'Psyche's descent into Limbo', similar compositionally to 'The Gate of Hell' from the Oprheus Series in the mid-1870s used to decorate the Graham Piano (1875-80, Private Collection).
The figure of Psyche is identical to that in the wood engraving, although the rocky background differs. There is also a study for 'Psyche Carrying the Casket through the Shadowy Meads' and for 'Psyche disregarding the calls for help from the Men loading an Ass and Three old Women weaving sent to trap her'.