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Little Tom the Sailor: P.4175-r

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Little Tom the Sailor


Printmaker: Fawcus, Arnold
Blockcutter: Walker, Emery
Printmaker: Blake, William (After)



Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1968


Facsimile of 'Little Tom the Sailor', by William Hayley, headpiece, text, tailpiece and colophon published 1800

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper ( French mold made paper)
Sheet Height 567 mm Width 233 mm

Techniques used in production

Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Print by Arnold Fawcus. Trianon Press,Paris, from the three/ blocks found amoung the property of William Muir held by Quaritch,/& purchased by A.F. 1968. These blocks were made by Emery Walker/ G L Keynes
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.4175-r
Primary reference Number: 118324
Bindman: 384 (facsimile)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 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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