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Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting: P.413-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting


Printmaker: Blake, William
Painter: Cosway, Richard (After)



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 164 mm
Width: 218 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


1787 - 1823


First state, printed in black on a sheet trimmed, removing the imprint

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

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Support composed of paper

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  • Text: Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: R.dus Cosway R.A. et Primarius Pictor Serinissimi Walliae Principis. Pinxt.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Guliels. Blake sculp.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.413-1985
Primary reference Number: 883
Essick: XXVIII F
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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