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The Man Sweeping in the Interpreter's Parlour: P.399-1985

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Current Location: In storage


The Man Sweeping in the Interpreter's Parlour
Pilgrims Progress


Printmaker: Blake, William




History note: Bought from Parsons by Philip Hofer; given by Philip Hofer to Geoffrey Keynes

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


1820 - 1824


Illustration to Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress

Second state

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 345 mm Width 245 mm
Image Height 79 mm Width 160 mm

Techniques used in production

White line method

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  • Text: W.B.
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.399-1985
Primary reference Number: 722
Bindman: 619
Essick: XX 2 H
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 14 November 2023

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

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