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Queen Katherine's Dream


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: Painted for Thomas Butts (d. 1846); Thomas Butts, Jnr. (d. 1862); offered for sale at Sotheby's, 26 March 1852 (166), bt. by Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke (d. 1869) (for £9); Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 2nd Bart. (d. 1911); Dilke sale, Christie's, 10 April 1922 (127), bt. by Sydney Cockerell for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam (for 50 gns.)

Measurements and weight

Height: 399 mm
Width: 314 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1807

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, grey wash, traces of graphite underdrawing, touched with colour paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W B inv
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1807
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 712
Primary reference Number: 17503
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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