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Sketch for 'The Penance of Jane Shore': PD.171-1985

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Current Location: In storage


Sketch for 'The Penance of Jane Shore'


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: Mrs Alexander Gilchrist (by 1863); H.H. Gilchrist, sold Sotheby's, 24 June 1903, lot 24, bt. Maggs; Tregaskis, offered catalogue; ? Dr. Greville Macdonald; Francis Edwards, offered catalogue, 1928, no. 7, and catalogue 654, 1941 sold, 6 March, 1941 to Geoffrey Keynes

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 320 mm
Width: 485 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mrs. Gilchrist (not by Blake)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: 53 (not by Blake)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.171-1985
Primary reference Number: 8869
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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