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King Arthur in the Vale of Avalon: P.1980-R

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King Arthur in the Vale of Avalon
The Moxon Tennyson


Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (Draughtsman)
Dalziel family (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1916-12) by Unknown


Production date: circa AD/CE 1857


Illustration to Moxon's "Tennyson's Poems"

Progress proof, touched by the artist and bearing numerous directions to the engravers.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Sheet: Height 155 mm Width 199 mm
Image: Height 80 mm Width 94 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving : Touched with white bodycolour

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DGR
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Monogram
  • Text: No. 1
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Number

Inscription present: directions to the engravers

  • Text: could you / still soften these lights / in the distance by / shading them off considerably. / At present, though wanted, / they are too positive
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1980-R
Primary reference Number: 9124
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 February 2017 Last processed: Thursday 19 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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