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Agnes: PD.152-1985

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Current Location: In storage




Painter: Blake, Catherine




History note: Mrs. Butts; Thomas Butts Jnr.; Capt. F.J. Butts; his widow, sold April 1906, through Carfax to W. Graham Robertson, sold Christie's 22 July 1949, lot 82, bt. Walsh for Geoffrey Keynes

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Accepted by H.M. Treasury from the estate of Sir Geoffrey Keynes and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum through the Minister of the Arts in lieu of capital taxes.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Keynes, Geoffrey


Production date: circa AD 1800


An illustration to M.G. Lewis's 'The Monk', published 1795.

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Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Canvas Height 14 cm Width 15.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on canvas

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Inscription present: inscription by William Blake

  • Text: Agnes from the Novel of the Monk / Designed & Painted by Catherine Blake / and Presented by her in Gratitude and / Friendship to Mrs. Butts.
  • Location: Verso

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Accession number: PD.152-1985
Primary reference Number: 3114
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 May 2021 Last processed: Saturday 17 June 2023

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

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