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Obverse of the Coin of Nebuchadnezzar and a Head of "Cancer": P.535-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Obverse of the Coin of Nebuchadnezzar and a Head of "Cancer"
A Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Linnell, John
Draughtsman: Blake, William

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Notes

History note: W.E. Moss collection; Sotheby's 2 March 1937; bt. Keynes (£25)

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 162 mm
Width: 253 mm

Relative size of this object

25.3 m16.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1828

Note

Illustration to A Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy, by John Varley, London: Published by the Author, 1828

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.535-1985
Primary reference Number: 866
Essick: LVII
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 26 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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