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One of eleven tracings in Birmingham's collection for 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris''The Earthly Paradise'.This study depicts Psyche, at centre, kneeling before the throne of the queen of the gods, Juno. This composition was not used in the illustrations for 'The Earthly Paradise' or in any of the paintings for 1 Palace Green. The figure of Juno is directly derived from an ancient Greek sculpture of the goddess in the British Museum.

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

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Literature

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. 80
 
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 67

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William Morris Author

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