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Birmingham's collection has over 100 preparatory drawings by Burne-Jones based on the legend of Cupid and Psyche. The drapery in this study differs from that in the painted versions. On the reverse is a slight sketch, in black chalk, had been described as Psyche abandoned to the monster. It may also be a study for 'Princess Sabra Tied to the Tree' from the St. George Series, as it shows a figure, bent slightly forward, beside a stake in a wooded landscape.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Literature

Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 78
 
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 69

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