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Title:

William Cowper, Author of "The Task"

Maker(s):

Blake, William; printmaker; British artist, 1757-1827
Lawrence, Thomas; draughtsman; British artist, 1769-1830

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1802 1803
Designed 1802, published 1803

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

Frontispiece to the second volume of The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cooper, Esqr., with an introductory letter, to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper, by William Hayley, Esqr., Vol. I-III, Chichester: Printed by J. Seagrave, for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1803-1804.

Technique:

stipple

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, 244, mm
width, 180, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1985-04; Keynes, Geoffrey

Acquisition Credit:

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

Inscription(s):

signature; plate lower left; printed; T Lawrence R A: Ad vivum del: 1793
signature; plate lower right; printed; W. Blake sculp 1802
title; image lower centre; printed; William Cowper - / Author of "The Task"

Alternative
Number:

Bentley; 468.3; 1977

Documentation:

Bindman, David. 1970. William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd.
No 636

Related Object(s):

P.558-1985; William Cowper
P.560-1985; William Cowper, Author of "The Task"
P.562-1985; The Weather-house, The Peasants Nest, Cowper's tame Hares, Puss Tiney & Bess
P.563-1985; The Weather-house, The Peasants Nest, Cowper's tame Hares, Puss Tiney & Bess
P.564-1985; Mrs Cowper, Mother of the Poet

Accession:

Object Number: P.561-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 31441; input: 2001-07-03; modified: 2008-02-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31441





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