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The Little Black Boy: P.679-1985

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Titles

The Little Black Boy
Songs of Innocence

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)

Notes

History note: Removed from an extra-illustrated copy of Gilchrist's Life of Blake, 1863

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

Dating

1789 - 1790

Note

Early impression

Printed on both sides. First plate on recto, second plate on verso.

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Green ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Plate Height 115 mm Width 70 mm
Sheet Height 189 mm Width 136 mm

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring Relief etching

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.679-1985
Primary reference Number: 642
Bindman: 221
Bindman: 222
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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