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Job: P.105-2020

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Printmaker: Blake, William




First state; Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici, No. 554.


History note: Sold at Sotheby’s, London, 21 May 1935, Lot 297, Quaritch for GLK, £10.00

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: AD 1793


First state

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Image Height 383 mm Width 482 mm
Sheet Height 411 mm Width 540 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JOB
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Painted and Engraved by William Blake
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.105-2020
Primary reference Number: 282320
Essick: VI 1
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 17 March 2021 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Monday 27 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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