One of three studies for the same figure with small differences of pose. They may be figure studies of Psyche. They are all made in the red chalk that Burne-Jones used during the early to mid 1860s, especially in drawings for Psyche in 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris''The Earthly Paradise'.

  • Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Burne-Jones: dal preraffaelismo al Simbolismo
N/A Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome 1986 - 1986


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. 109
Bill Waters, Martin Harrison 1973 Barrie & Jenkins, London fig. 104
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 71

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