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Half-length of William Blake, full face, arms crossed: PD.60-1950

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Half-length of William Blake, full face, arms crossed


Linnell, John (Draughtsman)


History note: John Linnell (d. 1882); the Linnell Trustees; Linnell Sale, Christie's, 15 March, 1918 (part of lot 169); bt. by Messrs Carfax for T.H. Riches (85 gns)

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1935, with a life interest to his widow (d. 1950)

Measurements and weight

Height: 95 mm
Width: 124 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


1821 - 1826

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mr Blake Sept
  • Location: Lower left
  • Text: Sept 12 1821
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Date
  • Text: J.L. fect.
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.60-1950
Primary reference Number: 11965
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 Last processed: Friday 9 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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