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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 17, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College."
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 gray ink upper right: "5"; in graphite upper center: "+"; on verso in black ink upper left: "6"; in graphite center: "+"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(9)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ball | bat | birds | boys | cave | girls | hat | hoop | literary theme | men | monsters | nest (animal architecture) | night | serpent | stick | text | trees | wings | women
Associated Places:
Berkshire | England | Eton College | United Kingdom | Windsor
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)

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05)

Publications:
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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

John Russell, Blake the Craftsman, Art , Sunday Times, Issue no. 7749, December 12, 1971, p. 27, Available online : Sunday Times Digital Archive

Arnold Fawcus, Unknown Watercolours by William Blake, Illustrated London News, vol. 259, No. 6881, December 25, 1971, p. 50 and p. 51, Available online: Illus London News Hist. Archiv

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3604
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