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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
Title:
Christ Descending into the Grave
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 × 13 3/4 inches (49.5 × 34.9 cm), Plate: 11 × 8 inches (27.9 × 20.3 cm), and Image: 9 × 4 7/8 inches (22.9 × 12.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered below image, lower left: "Drawn by W.Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L.Schiavonetti"; lower center: "Christ descending into the Grave. | London, Published May 1st. 1808. by Cadell & Davis, Strand."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1473
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | Christ | descending | flames | grave | key | light | literary theme | religious and mythological subject | steps | The Grave (1743)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2401
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