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Ink Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Study for Venus on the Margin of the Sea

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.2
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1865

Maker Information

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

Notes

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'.

A more finished study than 1927P648.1 and was probably the basis for Burne-Jones's oil painting of c.1869-70 'Venus Anadyomene' (Venus rising from the Sea) now in a private collection.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Cupid and Psyche
Medium:Pen and ink on cream-toned paper. Bound.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:107 mm
Width:80 mm