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Spring (second plate): P.674-1985

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Current Location: In storage


Spring (second plate)
Songs of Innocence


Printmaker: Blake, William




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 1789 : This copy was printed and coloured c. 1794.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 105 mm Width 77 mm
Sheet Height 168 mm Width 127 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink
Hand colouring
Relief etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 23
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.674-1985
Primary reference Number: 653
Bindman: 232
Bentley: 139 R
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Last processed: Thursday 8 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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