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Title Page: P.506-1985

Object information


Title Page
Plate 1 'The Grave' by Robert Blair


Schiavonetti, Luigi (Printmaker)
After Blake, William (Draughtsman)
Cromek, Robert Hartley (Publisher)

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


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1808



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Sheet Height 362 mm Width 291 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The/ Grave./ A Poem/ Illustrated by twelve Etchings/ Executed/By/ Louis Schiavonetti,/ From the Original/ Inventions/ Of/ William Blake./ 1808
  • Location: Across print
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Drawn by W. Blake
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Etched by L. Schiavonetti
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: London, Published May 1 1808, by Gromek, No. 64. Newman Street
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Proof Copy R.H.C. Price 5.5.0
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.506-1985
Primary reference Number: 118167
Bindman: 465
Bentley: 435
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 18 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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