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Portrait of William Blake: 4157

Object information

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Portrait of William Blake


Draughtsman: Anonymous



Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Treasury and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum through the Minister of the Arts, in lieu of capital taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 326 mm
Width: 241 mm

Relative size of this object

24.1 m32.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Watercolour wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink
Hand colouring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: William Blake
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in ink
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: 4157
Primary reference Number: 118873
Old object number: P.744-1985
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Portrait of William Blake" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-23 15:36:46

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