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A Cock: P.253-1985

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A Cock
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Headpiece


Printmaker: Gooden, Stephen Frederick



Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


Production date: AD 1940


Headpiece (p. 13) illustrating the opening line of the poem, "Awake", etc. From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, E. FitzGerald, London, Harrap, 1940

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 57 mm Width 81 mm
Sheet Height 88 mm Width 108 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Stephen Gooden 1940
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.253-1985
Primary reference Number: 2268
Dodgson (Gooden): 123
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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