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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:

The Death of the Good Old Man

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: 11 3/8 × 15 inches (28.9 × 38.1 cm), Plate: 9 1/4 × 11 inches (23.5 × 27.9 cm), and Image: 8 × 10 1/4 inches (20.3 × 26 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettrered upper right: "P.30"; inside image, lower center: "THE | NEW | TESTAMENT"; below image, lower center: "The Death of the Good Old Man. | ... Sure the last end, | Of the good Man is peace! How calm His exit! | London, Published March 1st. 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:
B1974.8.10
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | Ascent | awe | Bible | book | bread | Christianity | clouds | communion | death | elderly | faith | goblet | mattress | men | mourning | New Testament | praying | religious and mythological subject | salvation | soul | wine | wings | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23417
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