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Proofs of two plates for Europe A Prophecy ('Prophecy' and 'The shrill wind wakes!'): P.103-2020

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Proofs of two plates for Europe A Prophecy ('Prophecy' and 'The shrill wind wakes!')


Printmaker: Blake, William




Proofs of Plates 3 and 4 (Erdman and Keynes Plates 3 and 4, Bentley Plates 6 and 7), both impressions printed in the same blue-grey ink, recto and verso, on the same single leaf of wove paper without watermark. Plate 4 has been trimmed to the design, with the upper section of text trimmed away; on the verso, hinged at the top of the sheet and laid down, is the lower half of Plate 3 including the text, while the upper section has been trimmed away including most of the design. Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici, No. 520 (vi & vii)


History note: Given to GLK by John Fleming, New York, 1956

Legal notes

From the collection of Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government from the estate of Stephen Keynes OBE and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2020) by H.M. Government Keynes, Stephen


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1794

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Components of the work

Sheet Height 128 mm Width 163 mm

Techniques used in production

Relief etching

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.103-2020
Primary reference Number: 282175
Erdman: 3 and 4
Bentley: 6 and 7
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Audit data

Created: Monday 15 March 2021 Updated: Monday 16 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

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

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