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Christ or Michael trampling upon Satan: P.396-1985

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Christ or Michael trampling upon Satan


Printmaker: Butts, Thomas
Draughtsman: Blake, William



Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
1806 - 1808


The plate itself has survived until modern times and all known impressions are apparently recent.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 318 mm Width 164 mm
Sheet Height 50 mm Width 286 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: "Christ trampling down Satan" - An impression from an / unfinished copper-plate by William Blake in the possession of S.J. Shaw
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Edition

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.396-1985
Primary reference Number: 681
Bindman: 411
Essick: XLIV 1 K
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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