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Psyche, sent by Venus with a casket to Proserpine, determines to fling herself from a tower, but is restrained by the voice of a dead Queen: P.12177-R(a)

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Psyche, sent by Venus with a casket to Proserpine, determines to fling herself from a tower, but is restrained by the voice of a dead Queen
Cupid and Psyche in Morris's 'The Earthly Paradise'

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Wardle, George Young
Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward (After)

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Description

Image is of whole sheet, printed with P.12177-R(b).

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century
Circa 1866 - Circa 1888

Note

The fortieth block in the series (numbers corresponding to a list copied from one written by William Morris). Printed with the eleventh block on a single sheet: see P.12177-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.

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12177-R(a)
Primary reference Number: 176179
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 7 August 2011 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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