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William Blake, 1757–1827

The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 37, "Ode to Adversity."

Additional Title(s):

Verso: The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 38, "Ode to Adversity."

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Poems of Thomas Gray

between 1797 and 1798
Materials & Techniques:
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: "3"; in graphite center: "x"; on verso in black ink upper left: "4"; in graphite upper center; "+"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | boy | cell | chains | compass | correctional institution | crowns (costume components) | jail | king (person) | literary theme | man | men | moustache | nudes | pen | prison | robe | shackles | stones | tears | text | wall | women | writing (processes)
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IIIF Manifest:

Captive Bodies: British Prisons, 1750-1900 (Yale Center for British Art, 2018-08-27 - 2018-12-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

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, Illustrated London News Historical Archive [ORBIS]

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