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Shepherd chases away wolf: P.16-1941

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Shepherd chases away wolf
Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil


Printmaker: Blake, William



Legal notes

Bought from the T.H. Riches Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 36 mm
Width: 76 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1941-04)


Production date: AD 1821


Plate 7 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.

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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.16-1941
Primary reference Number: 118214
Bindman: 608
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 December 2019 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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