Samuel Boddington

Prints, Drawings and Paintings


Jerusalem: The Emancipation of Giant Albion, Copy H, printed c. 1832 and purchased by Samuel Boddington. Now in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, and part of the 2019-2020 William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain. The catalogue entry for the latter reads: 'Blake produced only a small number of copies of his last and greatest illuminated book Jerusalem in his lifetime. This complete copy was printed in around 1832, five years after Blake’s death, by his friend the sculptor Frederick Tatham. He sold it to Samuel Boddington, a merchant who had inherited massive wealth and slave plantations from his father.'




Printed by Blake's friend Frederick Tatham c. 1832 and purchased by Samuel Boddignton from Tatham, Sold at Sotheby's 1895, afterwards in the possession of Charles Fairfax Murray, given by him to Fitzwilliam Museum 1912.

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Current Location
Dispersal Date
30th Nov -0001
Current Owner
Fitzwilliam Museum