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

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Abraham & the Three Angels
The Protestants Family Bible


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



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


1780 - 1781


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.

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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


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: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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