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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Cupid and Psyche - Study for the Palace Green Mural of 'Psyche holding the Lamp gazes on the Face of sleeping Cupid' and 'Psyche abandoned'
 

Cupid and Psyche - Study for the Palace Green Mural of 'Psyche holding the Lamp gazes on the Face of sleeping Cupid' and 'Psyche abandoned', 1872

Medium:
Watercolour, bodycolour over pencil.
Dimensions:
152mm x 412mm
Provenance:
Presented by the Family of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1922.

Accession Number:

1922P203

Description:

Full title: 'Psyche, holding the Lamp, gazes enraptured on the face of sleeping Cupid: Psyche kneels, with arms held out in supplication, as Cupid flies through the doorway.'

 

Exhibition History

1933 Tate Gallery
1957 Midland Federation Travelling Exhibition
1966-67 Midland Area Travelling Exhibition
1986-87 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome
1995 Seattle Art Museum; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Delaware Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Bibliography:

Malcolm Bell. Edward Burne-Jones: A Record and Review. George Bell & Sons, London: 1892. p. 48.
A E Whitley. Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Paintings. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1930. p. 35.
Martin Harrison and Bill Waters. Burne-Jones. Barrie & Jenkins, London: 1973. pp. 118-120.
Bill Waters. Painter and Patron: The Palace Green Murals. Apollo: November 1975. pp.338-341.
John Christian and Stephen Wildman. Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 1998. p. 119 (repro).
Elisa Korb with John Christian and Tessa Sidey.Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Dan Giles, Ltd., London: 2007. p. 68, B227.

Research Information:

This is the fifth of eleven preliminary sketches for the frieze decoration in the dining room at 1 Palace Green, London, commissioned by George Howard, later ninth Earl of Carlisle.