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Psyche is abandoned by Cupid: P.12171-R(a)

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Current Location: In storage


Psyche is abandoned by Cupid
Cupid and Psyche in Morris's 'The Earthly Paradise'


Printmaker: Burden, Elizabeth
Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward (After)




Image is of whole sheet, printed with P.12171-R(b).

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Holliday, J. R.


19th Century
Circa 1866 - Circa 1888


The twenty-fifth block in the series (numbers corresponding to a list copied from one written by William Morris). Printed with the thirty-fourth block on a single sheet: see P.12171-R(b) for the other block. The blocks were cut c.1868-8, but these proofs were probably printed in the 1880s. Sheet has two "Primrose" watermarks.

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Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12171-R(a)
Primary reference Number: 176167
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 7 August 2011 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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