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A Hand with a Torch: P.569-1985

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A Hand with a Torch


Printmaker: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Fuseli, Johann Heinrich



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


Production date: AD 1789


Illustration to Essays on physiognomy, Designed to promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind, by John Caspar Lavater, London: Printed for John Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street, 1789

Letterpress on verso

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 144 mm Width 70 mm
Sheet Height 330 mm Width 268 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 206
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Blake sc.
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: FRAGMENT
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.569-1985
Primary reference Number: 31395
Bentley: 481
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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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