Skip to main content

The Ascension: PD.32-1949

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Ascension

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Blake, William

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Painted for Thomas Butts (d. 1846); Thomas Butts, Jnr. (d. 1862); Captain F.J. Butts (d. 1905); offered for sale at Sotheby's, 24 June 1903 (17) (bt. in for £115); bt. by W. Graham Robertson, February 1904; offered for sale at Christie's, 22 July 1949 (38); bt. in by the executors (for £7,350)

Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949) by Executors of W. Graham Robertson

Dating

Circa 1805 - 1806

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite
Ink
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Painted Area Height 425 mm Width 319 mm
Sheet Size Height 523 mm Width 430 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen, graphite, Indian ink and watercolour with graphite underdrawing on paper
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WB / inv
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Acts I c. 9-10 v
  • Location: Lower right

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.32-1949
Primary reference Number: 17501
Stable URI

Audit data

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "The Ascension" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17501 Accessed: 2024-07-16 03:43:28

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17501 |title=The Ascension |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-16 03:43:28|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-17501

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/pdp/pdp13/PD_32_1949.jpg"
        alt="The Ascension"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">The Ascension</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...