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Zephyrus and Flora: P.408-1985

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Titles

Zephyrus and Flora

Maker(s)

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

Entities

Categories

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

Relative size of this object

25.8 m25.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1784

Note

Printed in red

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Red ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Stipple

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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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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