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Chalk Drawing - Female Nude - Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P583
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864 - 1864

Maker Information

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


This and the previous study are for a figure of Psyche for the story of 'Cupid & Psyche' from William Morris' 'The Earthly Paradise'. She is in the same pose as in 1927P648.16, a trial illustration for 'Cupid & Psyche'. The pose is reminiscent of Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres's 'La Source'. See also 1904P124, a study for 'Psyche arising from Cupid's Bed'.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Brown chalk on paper.


Height:301 mm
Width:99 mm