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Creator:
Unknown artist
formerly attributed to William Blake, 1757–1827, British
style of George Romney, 1734–1802, British
Title:

God Creating the Universe

Additional Title(s):

The Ancient of Days

Date:
ca. 1800
Medium:
Graphite, and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 13 1/8 inches (23.5 x 33.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "The Ancient of Days in an orb of light surrounded | by dark clouds as referred to in the Proverbs VIII. 27 | stooping down with an enormous pair of compasses to | describe the destined orb ot the World - | (Blake) Paradise Lost | Book VII line 236"; in pen and brown ink, upper right: "'When he prepared the Heavens. | I was there, when he set a compass | upon the face of the depth' | Proverbs Chap 8 v 27"

T.E. Lewinsky collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6009
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arms | calipers | clouds | compasses | creation | gods - classical mythology | man | religious and mythological subject | sky
Associated People:
God
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15115
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The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Creation (Yale Divinity School & Institute of Sacred Music) (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1979-04-23 - 1979-06-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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