- The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 93, "Ode for Music."
- 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 black ink upper right: "1"; on verso in black ink upper left: "2"; in black ink center: "Ode for Music | 1. Fame | 2. A bird singing | 3. A Genius driving away 'Comus & his | midnight crew' | 4. Milton struck the corded Shell | Newtons self bends from his state sublime | 5. 'I wood the gleam of Cynthia silver bright | When willowy Camus lingers with delight' | 6. 'Great Edward with the lillies on his brow | To hail the festal morning come' | 7. 'Leaning from her golden cloud | The venerable Margaret' | 8. 'The Laureate wreathe' | 9. 'Nor fear the rocks nor seek the shore' | 10. Fame."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- angel | bird | branch | comet | dome | Horn (Musical instrument) | literary theme | night | pyramid (geometric figure) | religious and mythological subject | sky | spires | stars | text | trumpet | vine | wings | woman
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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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William Blake, 1757–1827, British, The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 93, "Ode for Music.", between 1797 and 1798
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