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Death's Door: P.449-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Death's Door
Plate 15, For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise


Printmaker: Blake, William
Publisher: Blake, William




History note: William Muir collection sold Sotheby's July 1953 with plate 1 from the collection of the Earl of Crewe.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1793 CE - Circa 1818 CE


Fourth state. Part of 16 plates bound together in a volume. Part of the reissue c.1818

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Binding composed of leather ( red leather with gold gilding)
Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 312 mm Width 224 mm
Plate Height 73 mm Width 52 mm

Techniques used in production

Line engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Death's Door
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 15
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Published 17 May 1793 by W Blake Lambeth
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.449-1985
Primary reference Number: 118240
Bindman: 596
Bentley: 45
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2014 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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