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Zephyrus and Flora: P.407-1985

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Titles

Zephyrus and Flora

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)
Stothard, Thomas (Draughtsman)
Parker (Publisher)

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 1784

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Plate Height 254 mm Width 253 mm
Sheet Height 270 mm Width 255 mm

Techniques used in production

Stipple

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ZEPHYRUS AND FLORA / The gentle God flew o'r th' inchanting Ground, / Where Flora slept & breath'd Perfumes around / Waking she smil'd, by Loves soft Pow'r impres'd / He calmly sighing, hover'd o'er her Breast
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Stothard del.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: W. Blake Sc.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Published as the Act directs Decr. 17 1784 by Parker & Blake No 27 Broad St. Golden Square.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.407-1985
Primary reference Number: 31417
Essick: XXVI IA
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 October 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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