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Title(s):

I want! I want! Plate 9, For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise

Maker(s):

Blake, William; printmaker; British artist, 1757-1827
Blake, William; publisher; British artist, 1757-1827

Category(s):

print; book

Name:

print

Date:

circa 1793 circa 1818

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

Fourth state. Part of 18 plates bound together in a volume. Part of the reissue c.1818

Technique(s):

etching
engraving

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
paper; support
leather; binding; red leather with gold gilding

Dimension(s):

height, plate, 72, mm
width, plate, 51, mm
height, sheet, 312, mm
width, sheet, 224, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1985-04; Keynes, Geoffrey

Provenance:

William Muir collection sold Sotheby's July 1953 with plate 1 from the collection of the Earl of Crewe.

Notes:

Note from Geoffrey Keynes inside cover. 'For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise [c.1818-1825]/ 16 of 21 plates, fourth state/ Consisting of: Frontispiece, pl. 1-6, 8-12, 14-16, 'To the Accusor'/ Lacks 5 plates: Title Page, pl 1, 13. 'The Keys of the Gates' (2pl)/ All except Pl.1 were in the possession of William Muir/ when he made his rather crude copy in 1888. Pl. 1 (From the Crewe Collection) was added by me when I/ acquired the other plates at Sotheby's, 21 July 1953/ GLK

Inscription(s):

title; lower centre; printed; I want! I want!
number; lower left; printed; 9
signature; lower centre; printed; Pub.d by W Blake 17 May 1793

Alternative
Number(s):

Bindman; 590; 1978
Bentley; 45; 1977

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Bindman, David. 1970. William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd., #No. 582 (i)

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Accession:

Object Number: P.444-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 118235; input: 2004-12-21; modified: 2017-05-02)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/118235





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