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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
The First Book of Urizen, Plate 2, "Preludium to the Book of Urizen" (Bentley 2a)
Date:
1794
Medium:
Color-printed relief etching in orange-brown with watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches (30.2 x 24.4 cm) and Plate: 6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches (16.8 x 10.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "3"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1421
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | branches | children | flames | gowns | infant | literary theme | text | trees | women
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)

The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2752
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