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The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca: P.92-2005 (1)

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The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca
Inferno, Canto V
Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy


Blake, William (Printmaker)


History note: Keynes, Sir Geoffrey; Keynes Family Trust

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Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Estate of Quentin Keynes

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Method of acquisition: Allocated (2005) by H.M. Government


1827 - 1838


Plate 1 to Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy, published by John Linnell in 1838.

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Black carbon ink

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Support composed of chine collé Plate Height 275 mm Width 355 mm
Sheet Height 404 mm Width 555 mm

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Accession number: P.92-2005 (1)
Primary reference Number: 31878
Bindman: 647
Old loan number: KFT loan 1 (1)
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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