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Morning Amusement: P.404-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Morning Amusement


Printmaker: Blake, William
Painter: Watteau, Jean Antoine (After)
Publisher: Macklin, H.




History note: Sotheby's 21 December 1950, lot 479 (Colnaghi, £3)

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 329 mm
Width: 358 mm

Relative size of this object

35.8 m32.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1782


Oval image, with hand colouring.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Watteau pinxt.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: W. Blake sculpt.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: MORNING AMUSEMENT / From an Original Picture in the Collection of Mr. A. Maskins
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Pub.d August 10th 1782 by The Macklin N. 39 Fleet Street.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: In Alb Birket
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.404-1985
Primary reference Number: 118257
Essick: XXII IB
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 January 2023 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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