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Joseph of Arimathea among the Rocks of Albion: P.391-1985

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Current Location: Gallery 12: William Blake's Universe


Joseph of Arimathea among the Rocks of Albion


Printmaker: Blake, William
Engraver: Beatrizet, Nicolas (After)
Painter: Michelangelo Buonarroti (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, Geoffrey


18th Century
Production date: AD 1773


First state

The engraving is after a print attributed to Beatrizet from an unidentified figure in Michelangelo's fresco of the Crucifixion of St Peter in the Pauline Chapel.

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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 258 mm Width 140 mm
Sheet Height 265 mm Width 157 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Engraved when I was a beginner at Basire, / from a drawing by Salviati after Michael Angelo
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.391-1985
Primary reference Number: 565
Bindman: 1
Essick: I I A
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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