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Preludium: P.25-2018

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Europe A Prophecy


Printmaker: Blake, William




From the upper part of the plate. Printed in blue-green and finished by richly painting the image with watercolours. The design shows a squatting man with a dagger lying in wait for a traveller.


History note: George Richmond; given to his son John Richmond in 1890; GLK bt. from Mrs John Richmond in 1927.

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2018) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: AD 1794

School or Style


Components of the work

Sheet Height 145 mm Width 170 mm

Techniques used in production

Relief etching

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.25-2018
Primary reference Number: 288403
Bentley: 4
Erdman: 1
Bindman: 169
Bindman (Blake): 520 iii
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 2 June 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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