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Printing-Block Cupid and Psyche: Psyche spying on Cupid

Object number
LDSAL934.21
Artist/Designer/Maker
Morris, William - Artist
Production date
19th century
Material
Wood
Technique
Wood Engraving (Process)
Dimensions
height: 110mm
width: 166mm
depth: 22mm
Location
Burlington House -
    The 'Story of Cupid and Psyche’ woodblock.
    Psyche spying on Cupid.

    Wooden printed block; one of forty-four blocks designed by Edward Burne-Jones and created to accompany William Morris's verse rendering the 'Story of Cupid and Psyche’, to be published in his illustrated edition of The Earthly Paradise.
    Morris hand engraved at least 35 of the 44 'Cupid and Psyche' printing blocks, with his helpers engraving the remainder. The song while she eats: The singers block seen here has been identified as one of those engraved by Morris.