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Creator William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title Sealing the Stone and Setting a Watch
Date 1800 to 1803
Medium Watercolor, with pen, in gray ink, black ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 20 × 16 15/16 inches (50.8 × 43 cm) Contemporary drawn border: 18 15/16 × 16 inches (48.1 × 40.6 cm) Image: 16 x 13 1/8 inches (40.6 x 33.3 cm)
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Lettering
Inscribed in graphite, upper center: "IX"; in black ink, lower right: "Matthew XXVIIc 66v" in graphite, lower center: "Sealing the Stone & setting a Watch."; in black chalk, lower left: "Blake's own mount"; inscribed on back in graphite, upper center: "IX"; in graphite center: "No 5"; in graphite, lower center: "No - 161 - Page 228"; in graphite, lower left, encircled: "2"; in graphite, lower right: "(55.9.5)", Signed (in monogram) in black ink, lower right: "inv WB"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901 Fund
Accession Number B1979.12.703
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1670849
Subject Terms armor | cement | joust | ladder | masonry | men | mortar | pike | religious and mythological subject | sepulcher | soldier | spear | stone | tomb | trowel
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