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The Industrious Cottager: P.416-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Industrious Cottager


Printmaker: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Morland, George (After)
Publisher: Smith, J. R.



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: circa AD 1788


Third State

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 210 mm Width 255 mm
Sheet Height 298 mm Width 335 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Industrious Cottager.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Painted by G Morland
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Engraved by W: Blake
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: London Published May 12th 1788: by J. R. Smith. No 31=King Street Covent Garden
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.416-1985
Primary reference Number: 118143
Essick: XXXI 3D
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 October 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 18 October 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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