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Pencil Drawing - Cupid and Psyche - Sketch of Psyche and Charon

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P648.58
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'.

This preliminary sketch was later taken up by a follower of Burne-Jones, John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, who uses the identical composition in his 1883 oil, 'Charon and Psyche' (Collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber, catalogue no. 85). It has been previously noted that many of Stanhope's paintings are similar in composition, subject, and models as Burne-Jones.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Cupid and Psyche Charon
Medium:Pencil and black chalk. Bound.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:109 mm
Width:164 mm