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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:

The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 85, "The Descent of Odin."

Additional Title(s):

Verso: The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 86, "The Triumphs of Owen."

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 black ink upper right: "9"; in graphite upper center: "x"; on verso in black ink upper left: "10"; in black ink center: "The Triumphs of Owen | 1. A Standard bearer fainting in the routed | battle | 2. A Festal board | 3. The Bard singing Owens praise | 4. 'Dauntless on his native sands | The Dragon son of Mona stands' | 5. Fear to stop & shame to fly' | 6. The liberal Man inviting the traveller | into his house"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(43)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | bridle | dragon | fire | flames | helmets | horse (animal) | knight (landholder) | man | text | woman
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3678
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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

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


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