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The Israelites Idolatry: P.545b-1985

Object information


The Israelites Idolatry
The Protestants Family Bible


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


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]. Exodus XXXII.19.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Plate Height 202 mm Width 156 mm
Sheet Height 229 mm Width 153 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Exodus. / XXXII. 19.
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: The Israelites Idolatry.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Raphael de Urbin del.
  • 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.545b-1985
Primary reference Number: 31825
Bentley: 419.4
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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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