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Portrait of William Blake: P.532-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of William Blake


Printmaker: Scott, William Bell
Draughtsman: Phillips, Thomas (After)
Publisher: Colnaghi, P & D



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, Sir Geoffrey


19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1881

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of India paper
Plate Height 316 mm Width 250 mm
Sheet Height 430 mm Width 321 mm

Techniques used in production

Line engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Etched by W.B.S. from the picture mow in the possession of H. Buxton Forman./ exhibited in the Burlington Club Blake ex. 1876.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: London, Published Oct.r 15th 1881. by P & D Colnaghi & co. 13 & 14 Pall Mall East.
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

Inscription present: A circular embossed stamp with RS in the centre and Printsellers Association around the edge.

  • Text: Printsellers Association RS
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Embossed
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.532-1985
Primary reference Number: 118255
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 15 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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