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Plate 9 ('O Flames of furious desires'): P.21-2018

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Plate 9 ('O Flames of furious desires')
A Small Book of Designs
The First Book of Urizen


Printmaker: Blake, William




Design from plate 3 of The Book of Urizen


History note: W Graham Robertson; bt. by GLK Christie's 1949

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 100 mm Width 150 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink
Hand colouring
Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: not by Blake

  • Text: Oh! Flames of Furious Desires
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.21-2018
Primary reference Number: 288405
Bindman (Blake): 522 ii
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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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