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Hercules Farnese, Dirce, Phocion: P.738-1985

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Titles

Hercules Farnese, Dirce, Phocion
Sculpture

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 271 mm
Width: 193 mm

Relative size of this object

19.3 m27.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1816

Note

Book illustration.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Stipple

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SCULPTURE.
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: PLATE II.
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: Blake, sculp.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.738-1985
Primary reference Number: 31833
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 November 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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