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The Death of the Good Old Man: P.531-1985

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The Death of the Good Old Man
Plate 10 'The Grave' by Robert Blair


Printmaker: Schiavonetti, Luigi
Draughtsman: Blake, William (After)
Publisher: Cadell & Davies



Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1826


Spanish Edition from de Mora's Meditaciones Poeticas.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 240 mm Width 272 mm
Sheet Height 293 mm Width 350 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Death of The Good Old Man/......................................Sure the last and/ Of the good Man is peace! How calm is his exit.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Drawn by W. Blake.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Engraved by L. Schiavonetti
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: London Published May 1st 1808. By Cadell & Davies. Strand
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.531-1985
Primary reference Number: 118165
Bindman: 474
Bentley: 435
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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