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The Handles & Bottom of the Vase: P.551-1985

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

The Handles & Bottom of the Vase
The Portland Vase

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Fuseli, Johann Heinrich

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey

Dating

Production date: AD 1791

Note

Illustration to The Botanic Garden, A Poem in Two Parts, by Erasmus Darwin, London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1791.

In-quarto

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 160 mm Width 277 mm
Sheet Height 212 mm Width 277 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Handles & Bottom of the Vase.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 4. London, Published Dec.r 1st 1791, by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.551-1985
Primary reference Number: 31355
Bentley: 450
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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