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Sketch for 'The Waking of Leonora': PD.256-1985

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Sketch for 'The Waking of Leonora'


Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: Mrs. Blake; Frederick Tatham; ....; Bernard Quaritch, offered November 1882 (part of 346) and 1887 (part of 13843), sold 30 June 1886 to W. Graham Robertson, sold Christie's, 22 July 1949 (part of lot 70) bt. Wylie for Geoffrey Keynes

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 149 mm
Width: 235 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Sketch for the watercolour 'The Waking of Leonora, design for the tailpiece of Burger's 'Leonora' ' in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Anton G. Hardy, Manchester, Vernon, (Butlin 338)

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Drawn by William Blake vouched by Fredk Tatham (in Tatham's hand)
  • Location: Lower right

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.256-1985
Primary reference Number: 8900
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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