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The tenth in a series of twelve panels, based on 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' from William Morris's epic poem, 'The Earthly Paradise', commissioned by George Howard (later the 9th Earl of Carlisle) in the late 1860s for his newly-built home in No 1 Palace Green, Kensington.The full title of the panel is, 'Psyche giving the coin to the Ferryman of the Styx: The Dead Man in the form of Psyche's father rising from the water as Psyche is ferried across to Hades.'

  • Presented by the daughters of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1922.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -
Artist Walter Crane -

Exhibitions

Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer
40j Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1998-06-04 - 1988-09-06
40j Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1998-10-17 - 1999-01-17
40j Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1999-03-01 - 1999-06-06
 

Literature

Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Paintings
A E Whitley 1930 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery p. 34

Provenance

Commissioned by George Howard; presented by his daughters, 1922

Associated people

Name Type
George J Howard Commissioned by
William Morris Author

Associated places

Name Type
No 1 Palace Green, Kensington, London Made for

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