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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Sketch for The Procession of Psyche led to the Monster

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.9
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'.

The composition is closer to the two wood engravings except that the mourners bearing branches are replaced by musicians. The design was worked up into two oil paintings, 'The Challenge in the Wilderness' (1894-98, Collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber) and 'The Wedding of Psyche' (1895, Musee Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels).

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

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

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Height:109 mm
Width:321 mm