An Allegory of the Spiritual Condition of Man
Blake, William; painter; British artist, 1757-1827
tempera; medium; Probably carpenter's glue
tempera on canvas
height, 151.8, cm
width, 120.9, cm
given; 1949; Executors of W. Graham Robertson
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
Through the National Art Collections Fund.
signature; lower left; in gold; P.....d in / ...o by / Wm Blake / (see catalogue for accurate transcription); i.e. Painted in Fresco etc.
date; lower left; in gold; 181(1?)
number; verso, on frame; white chalk; 59-401...; dim
Object Number: PD.27-1949
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 773; input: 1999-12-21; modified: 2017-04-19)