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The Canterbury Pilgrims: P.27-2018

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Canterbury Pilgrims


Printmaker: Blake, William
Publisher: Blake, William




History note: Bought by GLK from a London dealer during World War II.

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


19th century
Production date: AD 1810 : Printed 1810-20.


Third state: Hatching and cross hatching added to the image, generally darkening its tone, with the contrasts between dark and light areas in the sky, clouds, foreground, and dust kicked up by the horses strengthened, with further flashes of radiance extended along the horizen to the left.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( India paper)
Image Height 302 mm Width 943 mm

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.27-2018
Primary reference Number: 288408
Essick: XVI 3O
Bindman: 32
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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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