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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:

The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 107, "Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard."

Additional Title(s):

Verso: The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 108, "Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard."

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Poems of Thomas Gray

Date:
between 1797 and 1798
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and black ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with inlaid letterpress page
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (41.9 x 32.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink upper right: "3"; in graphite center: "x"; on verso in black ink upper left: "4"; in graphite center: "x"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(54)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | book | children | church | dirt | grave | horse (animal) | keg | literary theme | men | mourning | plow (agricultural equipment) | reading | religious and mythological subject | road | shawl | shawls | shovel | shroud | spires | stone | text | trees | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3587
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William Blake - The Artist (Tate Britain, 2019-09-11 - 2020-02-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Colin Cross, Blake revealed, William Blake : Discovery of a Masterwork , Observer, vol. 12, November 21, 1971, pp. 19-23, V 1245 Detached from Observer colour magazine [ORBIS]

Arnold Fawcus, Unknown Watercolours by William Blake, Illustrated London News, vol. 259, No. 6881, December 25, 1971, pp. 45-46, 49-51, Available online: Illus London News Hist. Archiv [ORBIS]

William Blake, Tate Publishing, London, p. 109, cat. 84, NJ18.B57 M97 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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