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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
America. A Prophecy, Plate 1, Frontispiece
Date:
1793
Medium:
Color-printed relief etching in brown with pen and black ink and watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (36.8 x 26.7 cm) and Plate: 9 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches (23.5 x 16.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.2(1)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cannon | chains | children | clouds | men | night | nudes | religious and mythological subject | shackles | stones | women
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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William Blake - His Art & Times (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-09-15 - 1982-11-14)

William Blake - His Art & Times (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982-12-03 - 1983-02-06)

The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26)

William Blake - The Artist (Tate Britain, 2019-09-11 - 2020-02-20)

Publications:
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William Blake, Libros profe´ticos, vol. 1, Atalanta, Vilau¨r, Spain, 2013, p. 196, PR4142 .S35 2013

William Blake, Tate Publishing, London, p. 69, cat. 44, NJ18.B57 M97 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3850
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