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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 19, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College."
Date:
between 1797 and 1798
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and black ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with letterpress inset
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: "7"; in graphite center: "+"; on verso in gray ink upper left: "8"; in graphite upper center: "+"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(10)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
blood | boy | crowns (costume components) | fire | flame | king (person) | literary theme | men | nude | nudes | queen (person) | sceptre | spears | text | throne | women
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13)

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, pp. 45-46, 49-51, Available online: Illus London News Hist. Archiv

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3606
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