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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 Descent of Man into the Vale of Death

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: 14 1/4 × 11 1/2 inches (36.2 × 29.2 cm), Plate: 11 × 6 3/4 inches (27.9 × 17.1 cm), and Image: 9 1/2 × 5 3/8 inches (24.1 × 13.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image, upper right: "P21"; below image, lower left: "Drawn by W Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L Schiavonetti"; lower center: "The descent of Man into the Vale of Death. | ...'tis here all meet.' | London. Published May 1st. 1808. by Cadell & Davies Strand"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1465
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cave | children (people by age group) | death | genre subject | men | vales | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2392
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