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To the Accuser who is the God of this World: P.451-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


To the Accuser who is the God of this World
For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise


Printmaker: Blake, William
Publisher: Blake, William




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

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1818


Fourth state. Part of 16 plates bound together in a volume.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Binding composed of leather ( red leather with gold gilding)
Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 312 mm Width 224 mm
Plate Height 94 mm Width 62 mm

Techniques used in production

Line engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To the Accuser who is/ The God of This World
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Inscription present: Two verses of four lines

  • Location: Upper image
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Verse
  • Text: appendix
  • Location: Sheet upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 19
  • Location: Sheet lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.451-1985
Primary reference Number: 118242
Bindman: 600
Bentley: 45
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2023 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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