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Macbeth and the Ghost of Banquo: PD.170-1985

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Macbeth and the Ghost of Banquo
A warrior in armour kneeling before a bearded Elder


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: ? Mrs. Blake; ? Frederick Tatham; ? Joseph Hogarth, sold Southgate's, 7-30 June, 1854 part of lot 5082, bt. Edsall; ... Richard Johnson, sold Platt's 25, April 1912 (part of lot 702); sold Sotheby's, 28-30 May, 1934 lot 171, bt. 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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Height: 378 mm
Width: 522 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 71 (not by Blake)
  • Location: Lower right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.170-1985
Primary reference Number: 8867
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

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

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