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The Ox in the slaughter house moans: P.707-1985

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Current Location: In storage


The Ox in the slaughter house moans
The First Book of Urizen


Printmaker: Blake, William




History note: Carries collector's stamp of Richard Johnson; sold at Sotheby's, 28 May 1934

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 1794


Plate 25


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Materials used in production

Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 163 mm Width 103 mm
Sheet Height 255 mm Width 185 mm

Techniques used in production

Colour printing
Relief etching

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Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.707-1985
Primary reference Number: 640
Bindman: 210
Bentley: 38
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 21 December 2023

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

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