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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.187
People
Edward Burne-Jones, British (Birmingham, England 1833 - 1898 London, England)
Title
Pan and Psyche
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1872-1874
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
sight: 65.1 x 53.3 cm (25 5/8 x 21 in.)
framed: 98.1 x 86.4 x 7 cm (38 5/8 x 34 x 2 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: E.B.J.
Provenance
Commissioned from the artist by George Hamilton, 1874; his widow, Mrs. Hamilton, Skene; Scott & Fowles, New York; aquired by Grenville L. Winthrop, August 8, 1923 ($6,500, including luxury tax); bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.187
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Henry Blackburn, Grosvenor Notes, Chatto & Windus (London, England, 1878), pp. 37-38

W. E. Henley, A Century of Artists, James MacLehose and Sons (Glasgow, Scotland, 1889), pp. xxvi, 18

Malcolm Bell, Edward Burne-Jones: A Record and Review, George Bell and Sons, Ltd. (London, England, 1892), pp. 5, 24, 43, 49, 51, 63; repr. facing p. 48; list p. 109

Julia Cartwright, "The Life and Work of Sir Edward Burne-Jones" (London, England, 1894), p. 14, repr.

"Artisti Contemporanei: Sir Edward Burne-Jones", Emporium, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche (Bergamo, Italy, 1895), vol. II, p. 463

Percy H. Bate, The English Pre-Raphaelite Painters, George Bell and Sons, Ltd. (London, England, 1899), p. 106

Otto von Schleinitz, Burne-Jones, Velhagen und Klassing (Leipzig, Germany, 1901), pp. 50, 80, 153

Edward Burne-Jones, Pictures of Romance and Wonder, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, ed. Fitz Roy Carrington, R. H. Russell (New York, NY, 1901), repr. p. 5

Lady Georgiana Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones (2 vols.) (London, England, 1904), vol. II, p. 30

Fortunée De Lisle, Burne-Jones, Methuen & Co. (London, England, 1906), pp. 86, 105, 110, 182

Malcolm Bell, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Newnes' Art Library (London, England, 1910), fig. 1

Algernon Graves, Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813-1912 (London, England, 1913 - 1915), vol. I, pp. 119 ff

H. Granville Fell, "The Despised Victorians", The Connoisseur (1937), vol. C, repr. p. 12

Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Catalogue of Drawings, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery (Birmingham, England, 1939), pp. 77, 81, 84

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), no. 23, pp. 34-36, repr.

David Cecil, Visionary and Dreamer: Samuel Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 1969), repr. pl. 84

Timothy Hilton, The Pre-Raphaelites, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1970), repr. p. 197

Diane C. Johnston, "Art Nouveau in America: Three Posters by Will H. Bradley", Register of the University of Kansas Museum of Art,, University of Kansas Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS, March 1971), vol. IV, p. 70

Martin Harrison and Bill Waters, Burne-Jones, G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY, 1973), repr. p. 106

Hideya Sasaki, Mythologie: Fees et Nymphes, Zauho Press/Editions Shueisha (Tokyo, Japan, 1980), repr. in color pl. 66

Christopher Wood, Olympian Dreamers: Victorian Classical Painters 1860-1914, Constable (London, England, 1983), Fig. 7, p. 185; p. 182

Mark Aronson, "Trial and Error: Further Notes on the Materials and Techniques of the Pre-Raphaelite Painters" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1986), Unpublished, pp. 1-28 passim

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 100; repr. as no. 66

Michele Haddad, La Divine et l'Impure: Le Nu au XIXe, Jaguar Editions (Paris, France, 1990), repr. in color p. 105

Liana de Girolami Cheney, ed., Pre-Raphaelitism and Medievalism in the Arts, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY, 1992), repr. in b/w p. 151; text p. 129

Christopher Newall, The Grosvenor Gallery Exhibitions: Change and Continuity in the Victorian Art World, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 1995), p. 57

Christopher Wood, Burne-Jones: The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London, England, 1998), pp. 59, 61-2, 78, 79, 81

Stephen Wildman and John Christian, Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1998), p. 238

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), pp. 70-71, cat.# 3, color repr.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), no. 159, pp. 368-370, repr. in color

Freya Matthews, For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY, 2003), repr. on cover and opposite title page

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 159, pp. 380-382, repr. in color

Margherita Ciaci, ed., I Giardini delle Regine: Of Queens' Gardens: The Myth of Florence in the Pre-Raphaelite Milieu and in American Culture (19th-20th Centuries), exh. cat., Sillabe (Livorno, 2004), p. 88, repr. in b/w

Anne van Buul, In vreemde grond geworteld: Prerafaëlitisme in de Nederlandse literatuur en beeldende kunst (1855-1910), Verloren (Hilversum, 2014), pl. 23

Antonio Natali and Serena Padovani, Piero di Cosimo 1462-1522: Pittore eccentrico fra Rinascimento e Maniera, exh. cat., Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, 2015), p. 176; repr. p. 177 fig. 1;

Exhibition History

Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 05/01/1878 - 08/05/1878

Unidentified Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 1885, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, 01/01/1885 - 12/31/1885

Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, 05/01/1887 - 10/31/1887

International Exhibition of Industry, Science, and Art, Glasgow Fine Art Institute, Glasgow, 05/01/1888 - 10/31/1888

Exhibition of the Works of Edward Burne-Jones, New Gallery, London, 01/01/1892 - 12/31/1893

Exhibition of the Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, New Gallery, London, 12/31/1898 - 04/08/1899

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946

Pre-Raphaelite and Early French Symbolist Art in the Fogg Collections, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/16/1973 - 02/25/1973

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

The Pre-Raphaelites: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1980 - 07/15/1980

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

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