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Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827

The First Book of Urizen, Plate 20, "Of life forsaken mountains . . . ." (Bentley 23)

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Collective Title: The First Book of Urizen, Bentley Copy C

Materials & Techniques:
Color-printed relief etching in green ink, with watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches (30.2 x 24.4 cm), Plate: 5 7/8 x 4 inches (14.9 x 10.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "21"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | fire | flames | globe | lantern | light | lion | literary theme | men | mountains | text
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IIIF Manifest:

British Vision - Observation and Imagination in British Art (Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, 2007-10-06 - 2008-01-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

William Blake - His Art & Times (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982-12-03 - 1983-02-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

William Blake - His Art & Times (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-09-15 - 1982-11-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

William Blake, Libros profe´ticos, vol. 1, Atalanta, Vilau¨r, Spain, 2013, p. 327, PR4142 .S35 2013 [ORBIS]

Denise Gigante, Life, organic form and Romanticism , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2009, between p. 114 and p. 115..151, Pl. III. 15, PR575.L54 G54 2009 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Robert Hoozee, British vision : observation and imagination in British art, 1750-1950, , Mercatorfonds Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels , Ghent, 2007, pp. 23-24, 347, no. 238, fig. 238, N6767 B78 2007 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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