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Now comes the night: P.127-1950(28)

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Current Location: In storage


Now comes the night
Europe A Prophecy


Printmaker: Blake, William



Legal notes

T.H. Riches died in 1935. Bequest received in 1950 on the death of his wife.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-10) by Riches, Thomas Henry


1794 - 1821


Framing line in red around the plate

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Materials used in production

Red ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 236 mm Width 172 mm
Sheet Height 303 mm Width 226 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink
Hand colouring
Colour printing
Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 10
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.127-1950(28)
Primary reference Number: 1011
Bindman: 173
Bentley: 33 K
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 November 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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