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Abraham & the Three Angels: P.545a-1985

Object information

Titles

Abraham & the Three Angels
The Protestants Family Bible

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)
After Sanzio, Raffaello (Designer)

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

1780 - 1781

Note

Illustration to The Protestants Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha, Illustrated by Explanatory Notes, With a Complete Concordance, and General Index, By a Society of Protestant Divines, I.H.S, London: Printed for Harrison and Co., no. 18, Paternoster-Row [1780-1781]. Genesis XVIII.2.

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 202 mm Width 153 mm
Sheet Height 228 mm Width 153 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GENESIS. / XVIII. 2.
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Abraham & the Three Angels.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Raphael de Urbin delt.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Blake Sculp.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Publish'd as the Act directs by Harrison & Co. No. 18 Pater-noster Row.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.545a-1985
Primary reference Number: 31824
Bentley: 419.1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 Last processed: Thursday 18 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Abraham & the Three Angels" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31824 Accessed: 2022-06-28 07:52:34

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