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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:

Christ Descending into the Grave

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: 11 × 7 7/8 inches (27.9 × 20 cm), and Image: 9 1/8 × 4 7/8 inches (23.2 × 12.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered upper right: "P1"; below image, lower center: "Christ descending into the Grave | Eternal King! whose potent Arm sustains | the Keys of Hell and Death. | London, Published Mar. 1. 1813 by R.Ackermann 101 Strand"; lower left: "Drawn by W.Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L. Schiavonetti"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.8.4
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | Christianity | death | descending | flames | grave | halo | hell | keys | light | man | religious and mythological subject | robes | salvation | victory
Associated People:
Christ
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23394
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