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The Wise and Foolish Virgins: PD.50-1950

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Wise and Foolish Virgins


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: Obtained from Blake by John Linnell (for whom it was painted); Linnell Trusees; Linnell sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918 (155); bt. by Messrs. Carfax for T.H. Riches (260 gns.); Mrs T.H. Riches (d. 1950)

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1935.

Measurements and weight

Height: 363 mm
Width: 337 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1822

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen, Indian ink, grey wash and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W Blake inv
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.50-1950
Primary reference Number: 17531
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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