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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Cupid and Psyche - Palace Green Murals - Cupid Finding Psyche Asleep by a Fountain
 

Cupid and Psyche - Palace Green Murals - Cupid Finding Psyche Asleep by a Fountain, 1872 - 1881

Medium:
Oil on canvas.
Dimensions:
1195mm x 1245mm
Provenance:
Presented by the Family of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1922.

Accession Number:

1922P187

Description:

First panel in a series of twelve.

 

Exhibition History

1998 -99 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Paintings of the Permanent Collection. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 1930. p. 33.

Research Information:

Series of twelve panels, based on 'The Story of Cupid & Psyche', from William Morris's epic poem, 'The Earthly Paradise', commissioned by George Howard (later the 9th Earl of Carlisle) in the late 1860s for his newly-built home in Kensington, No 1, Palace Green.