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Title:

An Allegory of the Spiritual Condition of Man

Maker:

Blake, William; painter; British artist, 1757-1827

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

? 1811

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

tempera; medium; Probably carpenter's glue
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

tempera on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 151.8, cm
width, 120.9, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1949; Executors of W. Graham Robertson

Provenance:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Inscription(s):

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

Exhibition(s):

Original Works by William Blake...from the Graham Robertson Collection. 1949
Venue: Bournemouth Arts Club, Bournemouth
Catalogue number: 1

The Tempera Paintings of William Blake. 1951-06 - 1951-07
Venue: Arts Council, London
Catalogue number: 1

Documentation:

Accession:

Object Number: PD.27-1949
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 773; input: 1999-12-21; modified: 2011-03-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/773





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