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Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting: P.413-1985

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Object information

Titles

Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Printmaker)
After Cosway, Richard (Painter)

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 164 mm
Width: 218 mm

Relative size of this object

21.8 m16.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1787 - 1823 1823

Note

First state, printed in black on a sheet trimmed, removing the imprint

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Stipple

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Title
  • Text: R.dus Cosway R.A. et Primarius Pictor Serinissimi Walliae Principis. Pinxt.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: Guliels. Blake sculp.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.413-1985
Primary reference Number: 883
Essick: XXVIII F
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/883 Accessed: 2022-01-19 13:39:06

Citation for Wikipedia

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{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/883|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-19 13:39:06|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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