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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."

Additional Title(s):

Verso: The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 18, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College."

There Shall the Fury Passions Tear, The Vultures of the Mind

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 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:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3604
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David Bindman, William Blake : His art and times, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, p. 127, no. 63c, NJ18 .B57 B524 (LC)+ Oversize YCBA

William Blake, William Blake's water-colour designs for the poems of Thomas Gray, London, 1971, pp. 46-47, , des. no. 18, NJ18 .B57 A15 G73 K49 (LC)+ Oversize YCBA

Martin Butlin, Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1981, p. 259, no. 335 18, NJ18 B57 B874 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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

Patrick Noon, The human form divine : William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1997, p. 60, NJ18 .B57 N66 (LC) YCBA

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

Irene Tayler, Blake's illustrations to the poems of Gray, Princeton, 1971, p. 37, NJ18 .B57 A15 G73 T69 (LC) YCBA

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

Frank A. Vaughan, Again to the life of eternity : William Blake's illustrations to the poems of Thomas Gray, Selinsgrove and London, 1996, pp. 51-52, NJ18 .B57 A15 G73 V38 1996 (LC)+ Oversize YCBA

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 48, no. 36, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA)


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