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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Edward Burne-Jones, British (Birmingham, England 1833 - 1898 London, England)
Pan and Psyche
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
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.


Recorded Ownership History
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
Object Number
European and American Art


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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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