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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Sketch for Psyche gazing at Cupid sleeping

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.32
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 Paradis

The figures of Cupid and Psyche are very close to those in the final version, although the composition is reversed.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

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

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Dimensions

Height:108 mm
Width:162 mm