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Chalk Drawing - Cupid delivering Psyche - Drapery Study for Psyche
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© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1865 - 1866|
|Artist:||Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones|
Birmingham's collection has over 100 preparatory drawings by Burne-Jones based on the legend of Cupid and Psyche.
The drapery in this study differs from that in the painted versions. On the reverse is a slight sketch, in black chalk, had been described as Psyche abandoned to the monster. It may also be a study for 'Princess Sabra Tied to the Tree' from the St. George Series, as it shows a figure, bent slightly forward, beside a stake in a wooded landscape.
|Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|School/Style:||Cupid and Psyche|
|Medium:||Black and white chalk on brown paper.|