- The Soul Hovering over the Body reluctantly Parting with Life
- Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Binding: 16 inches (40.6 cm), Sheet: 12 1/4 × 15 3/4 inches (31.1 × 40 cm), Plate: 8 1/2 × 10 1/2 inches (21.6 × 26.7 cm), and Image: 6 3/8 × 9 inches (16.2 × 22.9 cm)
Lettered below image, lower left: "W.Blake delt."; lower right: "Etched by L.Schiavonetti."; lower center: "The Soul hovering over the Body reluctantly parting with Life. | London, Published May 1. 1808, by Cadell & Davies, Strand"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- bed | building | church | corpse | death | distant view | flying | hill | literary theme | man | religious and mythological subject | shoreline | soul | spire | The Grave (1743) | water | 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
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