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The Man who taught Blake painting in his dreams: PD.166-1985

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Current Location: In storage


The Man who taught Blake painting in his dreams


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: John Varley; Albert Varley; Alfred Aspland, sold Sotheby's, 27 January 1885 (part of lot 71 as 'Lois') bt. Ogden of Oxford, sold to G. Arkwright, sold through Robson's, 1905 to W. Graham Robertson, sold Christie's, 22 July 1949 (lot 61), bt. Wells for Geoffrey Keynes

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

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

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Support composed of paper Height 300 mm Width 245 mm

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Drawing : Graphite on paper

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Accession number: PD.166-1985
Primary reference Number: 8861
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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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