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Mrs Cowper, Mother of the Poet: P.564-1985

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Object information

Titles

Mrs Cowper, Mother of the Poet

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)
Heins, Dirck (John Theodore, Sr.) (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 262 mm
Width: 196 mm

Relative size of this object

19.6 m26.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1802 - 1803

Note

Illustration (p. 4) to the first volume of The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cooper, Esqr., with an introductory letter, to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper, by William Hayley, Esqr., Vol. I-III, Chichester: Printed by J. Seagrave, for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1803-1804.

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

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: D. Heins Pinx
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Mrs COWPER / Mother of the Poet
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: W Blake sculp
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Publish'd Novembr. 5. 1802 by J. Johnson St Pauls Church Yard
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.564-1985
Primary reference Number: 31470
Bentley: 468.2
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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