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Ezekiel: P.104-2020

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Death of Ezekiel's Wife


Printmaker: Blake, William




A very richly inked impression printed on India laid onto a support, trimmed to the edge of the tissue just within the plate mark and later relined. It is possible that the impression printed on India has been lifted from its original support, trimmed slightly, and laid back down on its original or another support, and then relined. This may explain the difference in the vertical dimension between this impression, 355 mm. at the centre, and the Fitzwilliam impression, 352 mm at the centre. there are odd additional light scratches to the plate that suggest that this impression was printed later than P.4-1953.


History note: Formerly the property of Thomas Chevalier, surgeon, who is said to have attended Blake. From the collection of W. E. Moss, with JOB Second State (P.106-2020), sold at Sotheby’s, London, 2 March 1937, Lot. 174 to GLK, £13.

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


19th century
Circa 1820 - Circa 1827


Second state. As described by both Keynes and Essick, printed on India paper, Essick adding, laid onto wove

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Image Height 355 mm Width 480 mm
Sheet Height 460 mm Width 533 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: EZEKIEL
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: I take away from thee the Desire of thine Eyes, Ezekiel xxiv
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Painted and Engraved by W blake
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Published October 27 1794 by W Blake No.13 Hercules Buildings Lambeth
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.104-2020
Primary reference Number: 282177
Essick: VI 2B
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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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