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The Little Black Boy (second plate): P.705-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Little Black Boy (second plate)
Songs of Innocence


Printmaker: Blake, William
Printer: Tatham, Frederick




History note: From the collection of Mrs Sidney Morse, Christie's, 19 March 1937.

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 : This copy was printed c. 1831


Posthumous impression

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Grey ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 115 mm Width 78 mm
Sheet Height 236 mm Width 200 mm

Techniques used in production

Relief etching

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.705-1985
Primary reference Number: 31571
Bindman: 222
Bentley: 139 M
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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