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Zephyrus and Flora: P.408-1985

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Zephyrus and Flora


Printmaker: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Stothard, Thomas
Publisher: Parker



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 257 mm
Width: 258 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1784


Printed in red

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Red ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ZEPHYRUS AND FLORA / The gentle God flew o'r th' inchanting Ground, / Where Flora slept & breath'd Perfumes around / Waking she smil'd, by Loves soft Pow'r impres'd / He calmly sighing, hover'd o'er her Breast
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Stothard del.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: W. Blake Sc.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Published as the Act directs Decr. 17 1784 by Parker & Blake No 27 Broad St. Golden Square
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.408-1985
Primary reference Number: 882
Essick: XXVI IB
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 21 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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