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Satan Calling Up His Legions

ca. 1809 (painted)
Place of origin

Dark tempera painting in black and gold tones entitled 'Satan Calling Up His Legions'.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Tempera on canvas
Brief description
Tempera painting entitled 'Satan Calling Up His Legions' by William Blake. Great Britain, ca. 1809.
Physical description
Dark tempera painting in black and gold tones entitled 'Satan Calling Up His Legions'.
  • Approx. height: 21.5in
  • Approx. width: 16.5in
  • Frame height: 605mm
  • Frame width: 486mm
  • Frame depth: 40mm
Dimensions taken from departmental object file. Frame dimensions taken by Nicola Costares 3 June 2008.
Credit line
Gift of the Executors of the late W. Graham Robertson through The Art Fund
Object history
Given by the executors of W. Graham Robertson through the National Art Colletions Fund, 1950
Subject depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Butlin, Martin. William Blake. Tate Gallery: London, 1978, p. 106-107, cat. no. 208
  • Butlin, Martin. The paintings and drawings of William Blake. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, New Haven; London, 1981, p. 479, cat. no. 661
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1950, London: HMSO, 1962.
  • W.M. Rossetti, Annotated Lists of Blake's Paintings, Drawings and Engravings (in Alexander Gilchrist's The Life of William Blake Vol. II, second edition, London, 1880)
  • The Blake Collection of W. Graham Robertson, London, 1952
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Record createdMay 14, 2007
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