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Head of a Damned Soul: P.423-1985

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Titles

Head of a Damned Soul

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)
After Fuseli, Johann Heinrich (Painter)

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Circa 1788 CE - 1790 CE

Note

I/II.

School or Style

English

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper Plate Height 433 mm Width 331 mm
Sheet Height 473 mm Width 380 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H Fuseli
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Wm Blake
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 200 £5-5-0
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.423-1985
Primary reference Number: 81655
Bindman: 79
Essick: XXXII I/II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 14 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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