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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 Cadell and Davies, 1773–1836, British
Title:

The Soul Hovering over the Body reluctantly Parting with Life

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: 11 1/2 × 14 1/4 inches (29.2 × 36.2 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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered aboveimage, upper right: "P16."; 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. | ... How wishfully she looks | On all she's leaving, now no longer her's! | 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:
B1978.43.1464
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | death | genre subject | man | mountains | soul | window
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2391
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