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Look what a fine morning it is: P.476-1985 (1)

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Look what a fine morning it is
Original Stories from Real Life


Printmaker: Blake, William
Publisher: Johnson, Joseph



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


Production date: AD 1791 : This copy was printed in 1796


Plate 1 from Original Stories from Real Life, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1791

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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 144 mm Width 81 mm
Sheet Height 227 mm Width 151 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Frontispiece.
  • Location: Plate upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Blake inv. & sc.
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Published by J. Johnson, Septr. 1. 1791.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Look what a fine morning it is. Insects, / Birds, & Animals, are all enjoying existence.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.476-1985 (1)
Primary reference Number: 632
Bindman: 109
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Look what a fine morning it is" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-05 15:44:36

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