This drawing can be associated with any number of works Burne-Jones was working on in the late 1860's, many of which heavily feature Maria Zambaco. It is most likely that this is a study of Psyche for the 'Cupid and Psyche' series of paintings, in particular, 'Cupid Delivering Psyche', begun in 1867, now in the collection of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
EBJ 1867
Monogram bottom right Handwritten 1867


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Coronation Exhibition
- Royal Society of Artists, London 1937 - 1937
81 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1971 - 1971
Burne-Jones: dal Preraffaelismo e Simbolismo
17 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. 104
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 69

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Name Type
Maria Zambaco Artist's model

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