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An Allegory of the Spiritual Condition of Man: PD.27-1949

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

An Allegory of the Spiritual Condition of Man

Maker(s)

Blake, William (Painter)

Notes

History note: Thomas Butts (1867-1948); his son, Thomas Butts Jr (d. 1862) and grandson, Captain F.J. Butts (d. 1905); bt from the widow of Captain Butts, through the Carfax Gallery, London, by W. Graham Robertson, 1906; Robertson sale, Christie's, 22 July 1949 (52), bt in by his executors

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Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949) by Executors of W. Graham Robertson

Dating

Production date: ? AD 1811

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Tempera

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Canvas Height 153.6 cm Width 123 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.....d in / ...o by / Wm Blake / (see catalogue for accurate transcription)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: In gold
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 181(1?)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: In gold
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: dim

  • Text: 59-401...
  • Location: Verso, on frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.27-1949
Primary reference Number: 773
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 December 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 December 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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