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Head 'taken from something she saw in the fire': PD.158-1985

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Head 'taken from something she saw in the fire'


Draughtsman: Blake, Catherine




History note: Frederick Tatham; .....; Quaritch, offered catalogue November 1882 (part of 346) and catalogue 350, 10 August 1883 (part of 12843), sold 30 June 1886 to W. Graham Robertson, sold Christie's, 22 July 1949 (part of lot 75), bt. Hills for Geoffrey Keynes

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Accepted by H.M. Treasury and allocated to the Museum through the Minister of the Arts, in lieu of capital taxes

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Height: 97 mm
Width: 120 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Drawing by Ms Blake taken from something she saw in the fire during her residence with me curious as by her. Fredk Tatham (by Tatham)
  • Location: Accompanying sheet of paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.158-1985
Primary reference Number: 8853
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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