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George Cumberland's Card: P.401-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


George Cumberland's Card


Printmaker: Blake, William




Book plate in P.627-1985 'A Method of Printing'

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) by Keynes, Geoffrey


Production date: circa AD 1827


Printed in Black ink

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Line engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mr. Cumberland.
  • Location: Image centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: W Blake inv & sc:/ A AE 70 1827
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.401-1985
Primary reference Number: 118969
Essick: XXI 1O
Bindman: 654
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 March 2021 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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