The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 35, "Ode to Adversity."
- Additional Title(s):
Verso: The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 36, "Ode to Adversity."
- Part Of:
- between 1797 and 1798
- Watercolor with pen and black ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with inlaid letterpress page
- Sheet: 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (41.9 x 32.4 cm)
Inscribed in gray ink upper right: "1"; on verso in black ink upper left: "2"; in gray ink upper center: "Ode to Adversity | Design | 1. A Widower & children | 2. Grief among the roots of trees | 3. 'Purple tyrant vainly groans' | 4. 'Stern rugged Nurse' | Virtue Nursd in the Lap of Adversity | 5. 'In thy Gorgon terrors clad | Screaming horrors funeral cry | Despair & Fell Disease & Ghastly Poverty' | 6. 'Oh gently on thy suppliants head | Dread Goddess lay thy chastening hand' "
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- axe | cemetery | children | children | graveyard | headstone | infant | literary theme | man | men | mourning | religious and mythological subject | roots | text | tombstone | trees | women
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- IIIF Manifest:
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 [ORBIS]
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 [ORBIS]