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Creator:
John Flaxman, 1755–1826, British
Title:
Portrait of William Blake
Date:
ca. 1804
Medium:
Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 x 8 1/8 inches (17.8 x 20.6 cm) and Mount: 16 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches (42.2 x 32.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in graphite, lower center: "Drawn by John Flaxman"

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "William Blake | Drawn by John Flaxman"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: " < . . . > "; inscribed on mount in graphite, upper center: "114 Drawings"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, verso, upper right: "[...]657"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(59)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | engraver (printmaker) | man | poet | portrait | profile
Associated People:
Blake, William (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06)

William Blake - The Artist (Tate Britain, 2019-09-11 - 2020-02-20)

Publications:
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William Blake, Tate Publishing, London, p. 114, cat. 90, NJ18.B57 M97 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

R. J. B. Walker, Regency portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1985, p. 52 (vol. 1), N1090 A592 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3598
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