A study for the figure of Love or Cupid for the first of Burne-Jones's three versions of 'Chant d'Amour' (watercolour and gouache, 1865, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gouache, 1866, Private Collection; oil on canvas, 1868-77, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). In the finished watercolour, the figure of Love has changed from this early idea of a young female figure to a youthful androgynous figure, hidden behind a blindfold.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


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. 64
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. 64


Charles Fairfax Murray

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