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Psyche's reception by the Gods: M.14-1914

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Psyche's reception by the Gods


Ricketts, Charles de Sousy (Painter)


Paper leaf, painted and backed with parchment mounted on mother-of-pearl sticks and guards. On the front, Psyche's reception by the Gods


History note: Painted by the artist for Miss Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913), possibly for Christmas 1901; inherited by her aunt Miss Katharine Haris Bradley (1846-1914)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss K.H. Bradley

Measurements and weight

Spread: 38.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1914-12-19) by Bradley, K.H., Miss


Early 20th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1901


Leaf painted by Charles Ruketts for Miss Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1923)

Paper leaf painted in water colours, and backed with parchment; mother-of-pearl sticks. Inscribed ‘To M FIELD’ Painted by Ricketts for Miss Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913), probably for Christmas, 1901. Miss Cooper, and her aunt, Miss Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) wrote together under the name, Michael Field.

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Components of the work

Leaf: composed of paper Decoration: composed of watercolour bodycolour gold Back Of Leaf: composed of parchment Sticks And Guards: composed of mother-of-pearl Guards: Length 22.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting : Bodycolour heightened with gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To M FIELD
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.14-1914
Primary reference Number: 13264
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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