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Sketch for 'Satan watching the endearments of Adam and Eve': PD.165-1985

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Sketch for 'Satan watching the endearments of Adam and Eve'


Blake, William (Draughtsman)


History note: ...; Walter T. Spencer, sold 1920 to Geoffrey Keynes

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Treasury and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum through the Minister of the Arts, in lieu of capital taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 61 mm
Width: 50 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Keynes, Geoffrey


Drawn on the back of a fragment of a letter in an unknown hand (see inscriptions/marks)

School or Style


Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Meidum: composed of graphite

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Adam & Eve (inscribed by Blake)
  • Location: Lower left

Inscription present: letter fragment

  • Text: Friends fr.. / Service yo.. / should fro.. / this therefo[re] / you will (in an unknown hand)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.165-1985
Primary reference Number: 8860
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 March 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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