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Caractacus: PD.183-1985

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Object information

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Titles

Caractacus

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Blake, William

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Notes

History note: John Linnell, sold Christie's, 15 March 1918 (? part of lot 163), bt. E. Parsons, offered, catalogue 282, June 1918 (no. 450), sold 1918 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: 195 mm
Width: 152 mm

Relative size of this object

15.2 m19.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

Folio 36 from the Blake-Varley sketchbook

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Caractacus (in John Linnell's hand (?))
  • Location: Lower left

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.183-1985
Primary reference Number: 8889
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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