A study for the 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris''The Earthly Paradise'. Verso is the study of a hand gripping the hilt of a sword. It is possible that this is a study for St. George in 'The Return of St. George & the Princess' from the St. George series, executed at the same time with Burne-Jones's Cupid & Psyche .

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -
Author William Morris -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Story of Cupid & Psyche (ink)/Psyche (pencil) / E.B.J. (ink)
Label - Handwritten - label of image. pencil portion written in the artist's hand


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
William Morris & Kelmscott
36 West Surrey College 1981 - 1981


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. 79
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 68

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