Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham )

William Morris (British, Walthamstow, London 1834–1896 Hammersmith, London)
ca. 1866
Overall: 12 5/8 x 9 11/16 x 9/16 in. (32.1 x 24.6 x 1.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In pencil on front flyleaf recto: Handprinted by... / ...from the woodblocks / engraved by ... / ...[This handwriting is of C. Fairfax Murray and should not be erased. Wm Sp.]; In black ink on note card from Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge tipped-in on front flyleaf recto: Hand printed by Campfield. / One of two sets of proofs from the woodblocks / engraved by Wm Morris...Miss Elizabeth Burden / ...Wardle & others from the Cupid & Psyche. / The second...to Ed? R Hughes - / after these were printed...Ellis had ten or 12 / sets printed on larger paper. / [E. R. Hughes was an artist, a nephew of the better known Arthur Hughes. / For references to the other persons and to the cutting of the blocks / see Mackail's Life of William Morris] / 17 March 1925. / N.B. Note by S.C. Cockerill in response / to a request that he read the above work / by Murray. S.C.C. also said that the blocks still / exist. Wm. Sp.

    Marking: Adhered to inside front cover: From the Library of / Ch: Fairfax Murray

  • Provenance

    Charles Fairfax Murray (British, London 1849–1919 London)

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    #818 in Quaritch's Catalogue No. 384, of April 1924; #207 in Sotheby, 17 July 1922, Fairfax Murray; Mackail - The Life of William Morris I. p. 189-191, 281-282; Gleeson White - English Illustration 1857.70 p. 176; S. Cockerell: A Short History and Descrip

  • References

    Allen Staley The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print: etching, illustration, reproductive engraving, and photography in England in and around the 1860s. Ex. cat., Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University. New York, 1995, "The Procession to the Hill," two wood engravings, illus., cat. no. 15, pp. 46-7.

    Rodney K. Engen Pre-Raphaelite Prints: The Graphic Art of Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and their Followers. Lund Humphries, 1995, "Psyche Rushing Out of the Palace;" "Cupid Reviving Her;" "Psyche Spying;" and "Zephyr and Psyche", fig. no. 67, pp. 107-108, ill.

    Malcolm Bell Edward Burne-Jones: A Record and Review. George Bell & Sons , and New York, 1892, p. 39.

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