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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 Soul Hovering over the Body reluctantly Parting with Life
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/2 × 20 1/4 inches (34.3 × 51.4 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 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. | 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:
B1978.43.1478
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | building | church | corpse | death | distant view | flying | hill | literary theme | man | religious and mythological subject | shoreline | soul | spire | The Grave (1743) | water | window | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2406
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