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Title:

The Wise and Foolish Virgins

Maker:

Blake, William; draughtsman; British artist, 1757-1827

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

circa 1822

School/Style:

British

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

Indian ink; medium
grey wash; medium
watercolour; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

pen, Indian ink, grey wash and watercolour on paper

Dimension(s):

height, 363, mm
width, 337, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Riches, Thomas Henry

Provenance:

Obtained from Blake by John Linnell (for whom it was painted); Linnell Trusees; Linnell sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918 (155); bt. by Messrs. Carfax for T.H. Riches (260 gns.); Mrs T.H. Riches (d. 1950)

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed 1935.

Inscription:

signature; lower right; W Blake inv

Exhibition(s):

British Neo-Classical Art. 1969-05 - 1969-06
Organiser: National Trust
Venue: Ickworth
Catalogue number: 82

The Works of William Blake (1876). 1876
Venue: Burlington Fine Arts Club, London
Catalogue number: 215

Documentation:

Bindman, David. 1970. William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd.p. 45
Cat. no. 38, plate 37

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1957. William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible.p. 38

Gilchrist, Alexander. 1863. Life of William Blake.p. 212
II, cat. no. 94 (dated 1822)

Butlin, Martin. 1957. The Works of William Blake in the Tate Gallery.p. 52

Story, A.T.. 1893. William Blake: His Life, Character and Genius.p. 70

(Unknown; T.L.S.; 1958-06-30).p. 332

Accession:

Object Number: PD.50-1950
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 17531; input: 2000-12-15; modified: 2003-11-05)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17531





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