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As a new heaven is begun (recto) and The Voice of the Devil (verso): P.680-1985

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Current Location: In storage


As a new heaven is begun (recto) and The Voice of the Devil (verso)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell plates 3 and 4


Printmaker: Blake, William




History note: William Bell Scott (lugt 2607)

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, Geoffrey


1790 - 1793

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 237 mm Width 148 mm

Techniques used in production

Colour printing
Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WSB
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Collector's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.680-1985
Primary reference Number: 118141
Bentley: 98
Lugt: 2607
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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