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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Sketch for Psyche Unconscious after Opening the Casket

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.75
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 design was not executed as a wood engraving, although a final design on tracing paper ready for transfer to the block is at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The design reappeared in the 'Cupid and Psyche' murals painted for George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle at his house at 1 Palace Green, Kensington.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

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

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Height:107 mm
Width:162 mm