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Canto III, Verse 201: P.565-1985 (3)

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Current Location: In storage


Canto III, Verse 201
The Triumphs of Temper


Printmaker: Blake, William
Draughtsman: Flaxman, Mary Ann



Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


Production date: AD 1803


Plate 3 to The Triumphs of Temper, A Poem in Six Cantos by William Hayley With Designs by Maria Flaxman. Chichester: by J. Seagrave for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 138 mm Width 88 mm
Sheet Height 227 mm Width 154 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Canto III. Verse 201
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Maria Flaxman inv. & del.
  • Location: Plate lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: W. Blake sc.
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Publish'd May 1. 1803 by Cadell & Davies Strand
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Look what a fine morning it is. Insects, / Birds, & Animals, are all enjoying existence.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.565-1985 (3)
Primary reference Number: 899
Bentley: 471
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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