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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 Exploring the Recesses of the Grave
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/4 × 13 1/2 inches (51.4 × 34.3 cm), Plate: 11 1/4 × 6 1/4 inches (28.6 × 15.9 cm), and Image: 9 1/4 × 4 3/4 inches (23.5 × 12.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered below image, lower left: "Drawn by W.Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L.Schiavonetti."; lower center: "The Soul exploring the recesses of 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:
B1978.43.1479
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arch | barefoot | building | candle | cave | church | corpse | death | flames | grave | literary theme | man | moon | mountain | religious and mythological subject | rock | soul | spire | standing | The Grave (1743) | tomb | walking
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2407
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