Psyche at the side of a bath
the image of this silk picture kindly
donated by John Hartwig, USA

THE BATH OF PSYCHE


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 86 STG90 54
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
woven in silk

The Bath of Psyche

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm deep by cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
The title and "woven in silk" are printed in gold. Full length picture of Psyche un-dressing at the bath with reflections of her feet in the blue water. Mount usually dark green without gilding and no trade label.

by Geoffrey Godden:
This upright picture shows THE BATH OF PSYCHE, after the original by the famous Victorian artist Sir Frederick Leighton (1830-96). His painting was shown at the Royal Acadamy in 1890 and was purchased for the Chantrey Bequest at a price of 1,000 guineas. The title is not given on the Stevens printed labels, and it would appear from the type of card-mount that this is a purely twentieth-century subject. It is a rare and imposing silk. The card-mount, which has the title printed in gold, should measure 15 inches long by 8 1/4inches wide and as such is exceeded in size only by the large views of Coventry and Kenilworth Castle.

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