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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:
Death's Door
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 3/4 × 6 7/8 inches (29.8 × 17.5 cm), and Image: 9 1/2 × 5 1/2 inches (24.1 × 14 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered upper right: "P.32."; below image, lower center: "Death's Door | 'Tis but a Night, a long and moonless Night, | We make the Grave our Bed, and then are gone! | London, Published March 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:
B1974.8.7
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
death | door | doorway | elder | knocker | men | nude | religious and mythological subject | rock | sitting | stick | stone | sun | youth
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23412
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