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The Tornado: P.546-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Tornado


Printmaker: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Fuseli, Johann Heinrich



Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


Production date: on or before AD 1795


Illustration to The Botanic Garden, A Poem in Two Parts, by Erasmus Darwin, London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1791.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 210 mm Width 170 mm
Sheet Height 289 mm Width 224 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Tornado
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: H Fuseli RA: inv:
  • Location: Plater lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: W Blake: sc:
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: London, Published Aug.t 1st 1795, by J. Johnson. St. Paul's Church Yard.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.546-1985
Primary reference Number: 118138
Bentley: 450.6
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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