- The Soul Hovering over the Body reluctantly Parting with Life
- 1808, published 1813
- Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 11 3/8 × 15 inches (28.9 × 38.1 cm), Plate: 8 3/8 × 10 1/2 inches (21.3 × 26.7 cm), and Image: 6 1/4 × 9 inches (15.9 × 22.9 cm)
Lettered upper right: "P.16"; below image, lower center: "The Soul hovering over the Body reluctantly parting with Life. | ... How wishfully she looks | On all she's leaving, now no longer her's! | 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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- bed | body | death | departure | fear | gowns | lake | life | literary theme | longing | man | mountains | religious and mythological subject | soul | window | woman
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Print made by Luigi Schiavonetti, 1765–1810, Italian, The Soul Hovering over the Body reluctantly Parting with Life, 1808, published 1813
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