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Laocoön: P.398-1985

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Titles

Laocoön

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Blake, William

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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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1818

Note

Based on the Antique sculpture carved in Rhodes (c.25 B.C.), now in the Vatican, which Blake engraved as one of seven plates to illustrate an article by John Flaxman on sculpture for Abraham Rees' The Cyclopaedia, dated 1815.

Only two impressions survive. This one seems to be the later.

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 274 mm Width 227 mm
Sheet Height 382 mm Width 275 mm

Techniques used in production

Line engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Drawn & Engraved by William Blake
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.398-1985
Primary reference Number: 725
Bindman: 623
Essick: XIX I A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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