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The Handles & Bottom of the Vase: P.553-1985

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 132 mm
Width: 215 mm

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-octavo

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Handles & Bottom of the Vase.
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 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.553-1985
Primary reference Number: 31372
Bentley: 450
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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