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Two heads of William Blake in profile, the lower one cut off below the mouth: PD.56-1950

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Titles

Two heads of William Blake in profile, the lower one cut off below the mouth

Maker(s)

Linnell, John (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: John Linnell (d. 1882); the Linnell Trustees; Linnell Sale, Christie's, 15 March, 1918 (part of lot 169); bt. by Messrs Carfax for T.H. Riches (85 gns)

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1935, with a life interest to his widow (d. 1950)

Measurements and weight

Height: 124 mm
Width: 94 mm

Relative size of this object

9.4 m12.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1821 : dated by Bindman

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JL
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Mr Blake
  • Location: Upper right

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.56-1950
Primary reference Number: 11960
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 January 2022 Last processed: Monday 17 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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