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The Fall of Satan: P.465-1985

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The Fall of Satan
Illustrations of the Book of Job


Printmaker: Blake, William
Publisher: Blake, William
Publisher: Linnell, John



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 200 mm
Width: 163 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1984-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


1825 CE - 1826 CE


Plate 16 to Illustrations of the Book of Job, in twenty-one plates

Progress proof, sixth state of eight

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 16
  • Location: Image upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: London. Published as the Act directs March 8 : 1825 by William Blake No 3 Fountain Court Strand
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Proof
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: W Blake inv & sculp
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.465-1985
Primary reference Number: 825
Bindman: 641
Bentley: 421 (15)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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