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Head and shoulders of William Blake, looking downwards, left hand lightly indicated: PD.57-1950

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Head and shoulders of William Blake, looking downwards, left hand lightly indicated

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Linnell, John

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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: 201 mm
Width: 155 mm

Relative size of this object

15.5 m20.1 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: AD 1820

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 fect
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Portrait of / Wm Blake - 1820
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.57-1950
Primary reference Number: 11961
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 31 March 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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