Satan calling up his Legions

William Blake

 
Satan calling up his Legions
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Description

Tempera painting on canvas, Satan calling up his Legions (from John Milton's 'Paradise Lost') by William Blake (London 1757 - London 1827), circa 1805-09. Satan stands in the centre, on a rock, backed by flames. Below him, a crowned man is sitting and at left and right figures float in the flames. Below, on a molten rock, can be seen the damned. At the centre is a man with scaly thighs, clasping two huddled figures. This painting was made probably around 1805 for the Countess of Egremont, wife of the 3rd Earl and an amateur artist, as an experiment in the use of tempera on canvas. Blake described it as 'a composition for a more perfect picture afterward for a Lady of high rank' than the version now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and it is `largely painted in glasses on top of gold leaf '.CMS_PCF_486264

Image Details

Artist
 
Property Name
 
Petworth House and Park
NTPL Ref. No.
 
1000113

buy a print

Select print type
 
Select size
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas