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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:
The Descent of Man into the Vale of Death
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 14 inches (50.8 × 35.6 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 below image, lower left: "Drawn by W Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L Schiavonetti"; lower center: "The Valley of Death. | 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:
B1978.43.1474
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cane | cave | child | crutch | crying | death | descending | infant | injured | literary theme | man | path | religious and mythological subject | sick | stone | The Grave (1743) | valley (landform) | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2402
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