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The Accusers of Theft, Adultery, Murder: P.395-1985

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The Accusers of Theft, Adultery, Murder
A Scene in the Last Judgement


Printmaker: Blake, William




History note: William Moss (not in Lugt), sold Sotheby's London, 2 March 1937, lot 185; bought by (?) Morgan for Keynes, £6 10s

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


Circa 1805 - 1810


III/III. Final revision of a plate originally titled 'Our End is Come', of 1793.

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 220 mm Width 123 mm
Sheet Height 229 mm Width 149 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Accusers of / Theft - Adultery - Murder
  • Location: Image upper centre, and above the figures in the image
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: WBlake inv & sculp
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: A Scene in the Last Judgement / Satans holy Trinity The Accuser The Judge & The Executioner
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: P
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: William E. Moss - Park Lodge - Toxteth
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Embossed label
  • Type: Collector's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.395-1985
Primary reference Number: 93568
Bindman: 402
Essick: VIII 3 F
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

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

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