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The fall of Satan: PD.42-1950

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Object information

Titles

The fall of Satan
Illustrations for the Book of Job

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: John Linnell (d. 1882); the Linnell Trustees; John Linnell sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918 (150), bt. by Messrs. Carfax for T.H. Riches (for 480 gns); Mrs T.H. Riches

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1935.

Measurements and weight

Height: 133 mm
Width: 92 mm

Relative size of this object

9.2 m13.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Note

For plate 16.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Grey wash
Blue wash
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of rice paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite with blue and grey washes on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the wrapper is made from two folded leaves of W. Hayley's 'Ballads', 1802, for which Blake made a number of engravings

  • Text: These are Mr Blakes reduced Drawings / & studies for the Engravings of The Book of Job / Done for me / John Linnell
  • Location: On wrapper (applies to all in series)
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 16
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.42-1950
Primary reference Number: 17564
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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