Christ Accepting the Office of Redeemer (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

1808
William Blake (English, 1757–1827)


Catalogue Raisonné

Butlin 536 [1]

Dimensions

49.6 x 39.3 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

90.94

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

“Father thy word is passed” Paradise Lost, III, 227

Inscription

Signed lower right: W Blake 1808

Provenance

Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66; purchased by J.C. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston [offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200]; purchased 29 April, 1890

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution