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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Altar of Hymen
 

Altar of Hymen, 1900

Medium:
Photogravure.
Dimensions:
300mm x 220mm
Provenance:
Purchased 1900.

Accession Number:

1900P108

Description:

Two lovers embrace over a lighted tripod, in a temple, as Cupid looks on.

 

Bibliography:

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. 63, B2.

Research Information:

The original painting is in a private collection, and technically, part of the Pygmalion and the Image series of paintings; lovers in the image are in fact, Pygmalion and Galatea at the Temple of Venus.