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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 Robert Hartley Cromek, 1770–1812, British
Title:

Robert Blair, The Grave, Title Page

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Grave, A Poem, by Robert Blair

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Binding: 14 1/2 inches (36.8 cm), Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 14 1/4 × 11 1/2 inches (36.2 × 29.2 cm), and Image: 13 5/16 x 10 1/16in. (33.8 x 25.5cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image, upper left to lower left: "The | GRAVE, | A Poem. | Illustrated by twelve Etchings | Executed | by | Louis Schiavonetti, | From the Original | Inventions | of | William Blake, | 1808."; below image, lower left: "Drawn by W. Blake"; lower center: "London, Published May 1. 1808, by R.H.Cromek. No. 64, Newman Street"; lower right: "Etched by L.Schiavonetti | Subscriber's Copy"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1459
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
death | falling | figure study | floating | genre subject | man | nude | skeleton | trumpet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2387
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