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Tempera - Satan Calling Up His Legions
  • Satan Calling Up His Legions
    Blake, William, born 1757 - died 1827
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Satan Calling Up His Legions

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1809 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blake, William, born 1757 - died 1827 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tempera on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the Executors of the late W. Graham Robertson through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 2, box L

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca. 1809 (painted)


Blake, William, born 1757 - died 1827 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Tempera on canvas


Height: 21.5 in approx., Width: 16.5 in approx., Height: 605 mm frame, Width: 486 mm frame, Depth: 40 mm frame

Object history note

Given by the executors of W. Graham Robertson through the National Art Colletions Fund, 1950

Descriptive line

Tempera painting entitled 'Satan Calling Up His Legions' by William Blake. Great Britain, ca. 1809.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Butlin, Martin. William Blake. exh.cat. 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


Tempera; Canvas






Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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