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William Blake, wearing hat, three-quarter view, half-length with hands: PD.58-1950

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 12: William Blake's Universe

Titles

William Blake, wearing hat, three-quarter view, half-length with hands

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: 179 mm
Width: 115 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1825 : see 'inscriptions/marks'

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: Wm Blake at Hampstead
  • Location: Lower left
  • Text: JL fecit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Mr Blake / on the hill before our cottage / at Hampstead c/1825 I guess
  • Location: Mount, verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.58-1950
Primary reference Number: 11962
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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