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This is one of 86 studies for illustrations to 'The Story of Cupid and Psyche' made to accompany the poem in William Morris''The Earthly Paradise'. In the wood engraving the figure of Psyche is similar to that in these studies. The temple, however, is behind Ceres who holds a scythe, with a landscape of corn and stalks to the right, as the sun appears over the horizon.

  • 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. 84
 
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 66

Provenance

Charles Fairfax Murray; Sold to James Richardson Holliday,1902-03.

Associated people

Name Type
William Morris -

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