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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 Death of the Good Old Man

Part Of:

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

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 5/8 × 20 inches (34.6 × 50.8 cm), Plate: 9 1/2 × 11 inches (24.1 × 27.9 cm), and Image: 8 × 10 1/4 inches (20.3 × 26 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image, lower center: "The | New | Testament"; below image, lower left: "Drawn by W. Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L.Schiavonetti"; lower center: "The Death of The Good Old Man. | 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:
B1978.43.1477
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | barefoot | bed | Bible | book | bread | bread-and-butter plate | death | elderly | flying | goblet | kneeling | literary theme | man | peace | plate (dish) | prayer | religious and mythological subject | soul | The Grave (1743) | window | wine | wings | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2405
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