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Pencil Drawing - Composition Design - Man and Woman facing each other, surrounded by six Figures

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P567
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1867

Maker Information

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

Notes

Possibly a preliminary compositional sketch for the 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'. Particularly the scene where Psyche enters the Gate of Olympus, with Mercury preceding her, and Cupid through the threshold into the garden where the other Olympian gods and goddesses await her.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Cupid and Psyche
Medium:Pencil on paper.
Material(s):Paper

Dimensions

Height:65 mm
Width:125 mm