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John Milton: V.4-173

Object information

Current Location: In storage


John Milton


Printmaker: Richardson, Jonathan
Printmaker: Richardson, Jonathan (the Younger)
Printmaker: Faithorne, William (After)



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Lettered with artist's name and six lines of verse.

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Authentic Homer Light's whole Fountain flows, Immense! Feirce Dazling yet, & Torrent Glows: His Temper'd Beam the Mantuan Band reflects, Shines Sweeter, & his Fairest Rays Selects: Thine Milton Both, but not Both These Alone, Thou, Like Elysium, Know'st Another Sun.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: V.4-173
Primary reference Number: 178224
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 October 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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