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Proverbs of Hell, The head Sublime...: P.669-1985 (10)

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Proverbs of Hell, The head Sublime...
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


Printmaker: Blake, William



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

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


1790 - 1793

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Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 148 mm Width 101 mm
Sheet Height 266 mm Width 196 mm

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Colour printing
Relief etching

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  • Text: 10
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.669-1985 (10)
Primary reference Number: 597
Bindman: 91
Bentley: 98 E
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

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

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