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Creator:
Thomas Preston, died 1759 or 1785, British
Title:

Robert Blake

Date:
1740
Medium:
Mezzotint and line engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 14 3/8in. (24.8 x 36.5cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper left: "VINDEX"; lettered, upper right: "COMMERCII."; lettered, lower center: "ROBERT BLAKE | General and Admiral of the FORCES | of ENGLAND. &c. | Denatus 17. Aug.1657. Ætat.59. | ------------ Thy Name | Was heard in thunder through th'affrighted Shores | of pale IBERIA, of Submissive GAUL, | And TAGUS trembling to his utmost source, | Oever faithful, Vigilant; and brave, | Thou bold asserter of Britannia's FAME, | Unconquerable BLAKE!"; lettered, lower right: "Mr. Glover's London. p.21."; lettered, lower left, center, right (horseshoe, curve): "Done from a Painting in the Possession of Mr. Ames. By Tho. Preston and Dedicated to ye Citizens of LONDON."; lettered, lower center: "Sold by Mr. King in the Poultry, and the Printsellers of London and Westminster, and Publish'd According to Act of Parliament Janr.24 1740."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson Dilworth
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1973.3.77
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23584
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