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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 25, "A Long Story."
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 gray ink upper left: "4"; in graphite center: "+ | +"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(13)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angels | arches | bricks | building | cathedral | coat of arms | dancing | fairies | literary theme | mask | men | mortar | pinnacles | religious and mythological subject | ruff | sceptre | stained glass | text | vaulted | women
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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William Blake (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-03-26 - 2000-07-05)

William Blake (Tate Britain, 2000-11-02 - 2001-02-04)

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:3612
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