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Death on a Pale Horse: 765

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Titles

Death on a Pale Horse

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Painted for Thomas Butts (d. 1846); Thomas Butts, Jnr. (d. 1862); his sale, Foster's, 29 June 1853 (91), bt. by Colnaghi (for £1 17s 6d); 'Mr Thomas'; Alfred Aspland by 1876; Aspland sale, Sotheby's, 27 January 1885 (63), bt. by Colnaghi (for £5 10s 0d); Crawford J. Pocock (d. before 1890); offered at Christie's 12-14 May 1891 (585a), (bt. in at 12 gns.); Mrs Crawford Pocock; her sale, Sotheby's, 8 July 1895 (127), bt. by Keppell (for £17 6s 6d); Frederick Hollyer; his sale, Sotheby's, 24 June 1903 (42), bt. by Quaritch (for £60); W.A. White, New York; bt. back 1914 by Quaritch, bt. from them by Friends of the Fitzwilliam (£60)

Measurements and weight

Height: 393 mm
Width: 311 mm

Relative size of this object

31.1 m39.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1914) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Production date: circa AD/CE 1800

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Grey wash
Watercolour
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen, Indian ink, grey wash and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: (b.r.)

  • Text: WB inv
  • Location: Lower right
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 765
Primary reference Number: 17490
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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