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Boy returning joyfully with plough and oxen: P.808-R

Object information

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Boy returning joyfully with plough and oxen
Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil


Printmaker: Blake, William



Measurements and weight

Height: 37 mm
Width: 80 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1924-05-16) by Greg, T. T., Mrs


Production date: AD 1821


Plate 16 to The Pastorals of Virgil, edited by Dr. R.J. Thornton, from the Imitations of the Eclogues, Ambrose Philips, 1821. Of the 230 illustrations, Blake was responsible for designing and executing 4 engravings and 17 woodcuts illustrating Ambrose's Imitation of the Eclogues.

Proof plate after the blocks have been cut down to fit the page.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.808-R
Primary reference Number: 708
Bindman: 617
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Boy returning joyfully with plough and oxen" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-05-20 08:11:07

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