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Be calm, my child: P.476-1985 (4)

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Be calm, my child
Original Stories from Real Life


Blake, William (Printmaker)
Johnson, Joseph (Publisher)

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/CE 1791 : This copy was printed in 1796


Plate 4 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 147 mm Width 83 mm
Sheet: Height 227 mm Width 151 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P. 94.
  • Location: Plate upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Number
  • Text: Blake in & sc
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: Published by J. Johnson, Septr. 1. 1791.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Address
  • Text: Be calm, my child, remember that you / must do all the good you can the present day.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Title

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.476-1985 (4)
Primary reference Number: 634
Bindman: 112
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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