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A Father's Memoirs of His Child


Printmaker: Cromek, Robert Hartley
Draughtsman: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Paye, Richard Morton




History note: G. Trower; given by G. Trower to J. Gilpin in 1807; Mrs Gilpin; given by Mrs Gilpin to Miss Oliver

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1909) by Tregaskis


Production date: AD 1806


Frontispiece to A Father's Memoirs of His Child, by Benjamin Heath Malkin, 1806

Only the surround to the child's head was designed by Blake.

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 218 mm Width 150 mm
Sheet Height 246 mm Width 153 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wm. Blake invt.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: R.H. Cromek sc
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: London Published by Longman Co. February 1st. 1806
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Given Feb. 7 1827
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.792-R
Primary reference Number: 680
Bindman: 410
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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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