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Nurse's Song: P.675-1985

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Nurse's Song
Songs of Innocence


Blake, William (Printmaker)


History note: Acquired from Blake by the first Baron Dimsdale; sold for Major Thomas E. Dimsdale at Sotheby's, 24 November 1952, lot 99

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, Geoffrey


Production date: AD/CE 1789 : This copy was printed and coloured c. 1794.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Blue ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Plate: Height 115 mm Width 76 mm
Sheet: Height 198 mm Width 145 mm

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 24
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.675-1985
Primary reference Number: 644
Bindman: 226
Bentley: 139 R
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-24 12:53:01

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-24 12:53:01|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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