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Creator:
Print made by Luigi Schiavonetti, 1765–1810, Italian
after William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Text by Robert Blair, 1699–1746, British
Published by Rudolf Ackermann, 1764–1834, British
Title:

Robert Blair, The Grave, Title Page

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Grave, A Poem, by Robert Blair

Date:
1808, published 1813
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 × 11 3/8 inches (38.1 × 28.9 cm), Plate: 14 3/8 × 10 3/4 inches (36.5 × 27.3 cm), and Image: 13 1/8 × 9 3/4 inches (33.3 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered upper center to lower center: "The | GRAVE, | A Poem. | Illustrated by twelve Etchings | Executed | by | Louis Schiavonetti, | From the Original | Inventions | of | William Blake. | 1808"; lettered below image: "Drawn by W.Blake | London. Published March 1st 1813, by R.Ackermann, 101 Strand | Etched by L.Schiavonetti"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.8.1
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
death | flames | man | nude | skeleton | trumpet | words | words
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23391
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