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Proofs of two plates for Europe A Prophecy ('Unwilling I look up...' and 'Plague'): P.102-2020

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Proofs of two plates for Europe A Prophecy ('Unwilling I look up...' and 'Plague')


Printmaker: Blake, William




Proof impressions of plates 2 and 7 (Erdman and Keynes Plates 2 and 7, Bentley Plates 5 and 10), printed in the same blue ink, recto and verso, on a single leaf of loose wove paper without watermark. Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici, No. 520 (iv & v)


History note: From the collection of W. Graham Robertson, sold Christie’s London, 22 July 1949, Lot. 86

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1794

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Components of the work

Sheet Height 375 mm Width 274 mm

Techniques used in production

Relief etching

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.102-2020
Primary reference Number: 282176
Erdman: 2 and 7
Bentley: 5 and 10
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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