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A devil holding a sword, possibly for 'The Schismatics and Sowers of Discord' or for 'Job'. Plate 4: PD.172-1985

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Titles

A devil holding a sword, possibly for 'The Schismatics and Sowers of Discord' or for 'Job'. Plate 4

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Blake, William

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Notes

History note: Mrs. Blake; Frederick Tatham; ....; Quaritch, offered catalogue November 1882 (part of 346); and catalogue 350 10 August 1883 (part of 13843), sold 30 June 1886 to W. Graham Robertson, sold Christie's, 22 July 1949 (part of lot 70) bought Wylie for Geoffrey Keynes

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Treasury and allocated to the Fitwilliam Museum, through the Minister of the Arts, in lieu of capital tax

Measurements and weight

Height: 216 mm
Width: 128 mm

Relative size of this object

12.8 m21.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Drawn by William Blake. vouched by Fredk Tatham (inscribed by Frederick Tatham)
  • Location: Lower right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.172-1985
Primary reference Number: 8871
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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