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Return of the shepherd: P.59-1950 (17)

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Return of the shepherd
Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Blake, William

Entities

Categories

Measurements and weight

Height: 35 mm
Width: 79 mm

Relative size of this object

7.9 m3.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Dating

Production date: AD 1821

Note

Plate 17 to The Pastorals of Virgil, edited by Dr. R.J. Thornton, from the Imitations of the Eclogues, Ambrose Philips, 1821. Of the 230 illustrations, Blake was responsible for designing and executing 4 engravings and 17 woodcuts illustrating Ambrose's Imitation of the Eclogues.

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.59-1950 (17)
Primary reference Number: 118201
Bindman: 618
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 1 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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