The Accusers of Theft, Adultery, Murder War A Scene in the Last Judgement
Blake, William; printmaker; British artist, 1757-1827
circa 1805 1810
III/III. Final revision of a plate originally titled 'Our End is Come', of 1793.
black carbon ink; medium
wove paper; support
height, plate, 220, mm
width, plate, 123, mm
height, sheet, 229, mm
width, sheet, 149, mm
bequeathed; 1985-04; Keynes, Sir Geoffrey
William Moss (not in Lugt), sold Sotheby's London, 2 March 1937, lot 185; bought by (?) Morgan for Keynes, £6 10s
Essick suggests that this impression may have been reproduced (heads only) in Alexander Gilchrist, 'Life of Blake', 1863, I, p. 256 and was perhaps in the possession of Herbert H. Gilchrist, who lent an impression to the Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 'Examples of the English Pre-Raphaelite School of Painters, Including Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Madox-Brown and Others, Together with a Collection of the Works of William Blake', 8 December 1892, Philadelphia, 1892, no. 153.
Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes
inscription; image upper centre, and above the figures in the image; printed; The Accusers of / Theft - Adultery - Murder
signature; plate lower centre; printed; WBlake inv & sculp
inscription; plate lower centre; printed; A Scene in the Last Judgement / Satans holy Trinity The Accuser The Judge & The Executioner
inscription; plate lower right; printed; P; Remnant of the inscription 'Page 56', as printed in the second state.
collector's mark; verso; embossed label; William E. Moss - Park Lodge - Toxteth; Mark of William Moss (not in Lugt)
Bindman; 402; 1978
Essick; VIII 3 F; 1983
William Blake and His Contemporaries. 1986-06-11 - 1986-07-11
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Wildenstein, London?
Catalogue number: 52
Works by William Blake (Whitworth). 1914-02 - 1914-03
Venue: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Notes: Lent to the exhibition by William Moss, when in his collection.
Catalogue number: 87
Bindman, David. 1970. William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd.p. 72, #555
Keynes, Geoffrey. 1956. Engravings by William Blake: the separate plates, a catalogue raisonnée.Dublin: Emery Walker (Ireland) Ltd, #plate 13
Essick, Robert. 1983. The separate plates of William Blake.p. 34, #3 F
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1986. William Blake and His Contemporaries: a loan exhibition in aid of The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Balding + Mansell Limitedp. 90-91, #52
Object Number: P.395-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 93568; input: 2003-06-10; modified: 2008-08-07)