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The Blighted Corn: PD.162-1985

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Current Location: In storage


The Blighted Corn


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: John Linnell, sold Christie's, 15 March 1918, (part of lot 205), bt. Parsons; sold American Art Association 22nd April 1924; bt. Brick Row Bookshop, New York, 1924; sold c. 1928 to Geoffrey Keynes

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 41 mm
Width: 96 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Study for plate 6 of Thornton's 'Virgil', c. 1820

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, pen and grey wash on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.162-1985
Primary reference Number: 8858
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 14 November 2023

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

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