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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
For Children. The Gates of Paradise, Plate 8, "At length for hatching ripe he breaks the shell"
Date:
1793
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Spine: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm), Sheet: 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches (13.7 x 11.4 cm), and Plate: 2 3/8 x 2 inches (6 x 5.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, upper center: "7"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1491
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | baby | children | clouds | eggs | historical subject | infant | text | wings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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William Blake - His Art & Times (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-09-15 - 1982-11-14)

William Blake - His Art & Times (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982-12-03 - 1983-02-06)

William Blake (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-03-26 - 2000-07-05)

William Blake (Tate Britain, 2000-11-02 - 2001-02-04)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2420
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