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Death & The Emperor (La mort et l'Empereur): P.581-1974

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Death & The Emperor (La mort et l'Empereur)


Printmaker: Raverat, Gwendolen



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1974-12) by Gurney, Sophie and Hambro, Elisabeth


Production date: AD 1925



This block was designed & cut for "The Nightingale" by Hans Andersen.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 108 mm Width 55 mm
Image Height 90 mm Width 49 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: La mort et / l'empereur
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 2/30
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: G Raverat
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.581-1974
Primary reference Number: 6762
Selborne/Newman: 125
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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