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Acis and Galatea: P.592-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Acis and Galatea
Dance & Sport the Hours away.


Printmaker: Beale, J.
Printmaker: Taylor, L.
Draughtsman: Uwins, Thomas
Printer: Button & Whitaker



Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1790 - 1810


Printed from two different plates.

Title page of the musical score Acis and Galatea, Composed by G. F. Handel, arranged for the Organ or Piano Forte, by Dr. John Clarke of Cambridge.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 281 mm Width 196 mm
Sheet Height 365 mm Width 278 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ACIS AND GALATEA. / Composed by G. F. HANDEL, / ARRANGED FOR THE / Organ or Piano Forte, BY / Dr. John Clarke, / OF / CAMBRIDGE.
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Dance & Sport the Hours away.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Drawn by Uwins.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Engrav'd by L. Taylor
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: J. Beale Sc.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.592-1985
Primary reference Number: 31490
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 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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