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Plate 1, Title-page: P.20-2018

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Plate 1, Title-page
A Small Book of Designs
The First Book of Urizen


Printmaker: Blake, William




Lower half of Title page of The Book of Urizen. Colour-printed in relief etching and finished in pen and watercolour.


History note: Frederick Tatham; given to him by Mrs Blake; later in possession of Lord Killalinn; bt. by GLK Sotheby's 1947

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 265 mm Width 185 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink
Hand colouring
Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: This coloured Print by Wm Blake was given to me by his Widow. Frederick Tatham Sculptor.
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.20-2018
Primary reference Number: 288404
Bentley: 1
Erdman: 1
Bindman: 289a
Bindman (Blake): 522 i
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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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