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Design for Samuel to Psalms - Tailpiece: PD.224-1985

Object information

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Design for Samuel to Psalms - Tailpiece
The Nonesuch Press Bible


Draughtsman: Gooden, Stephen Frederick



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 174 mm
Width: 155 mm

Relative size of this object

15.5 m17.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


1925 - 1926


Design for the tailpiece (P.105-1985) to Samuel to Psalms, The Holy Bible, London, The Nonesuch Press, 1925.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, pen and brown ink, wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Stephen Gooden 26
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: G.L.K. 10. I. 27
  • Location: Verso lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Keynes' stamp

  • Text: CAVE CANES
  • Location: Verso lower left
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Type: Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.224-1985
Primary reference Number: 2291
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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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