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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
Europe. A Prophecy, Plate 1, Frontispiece
Date:
1794
Medium:
Color-printed relief etching in dark brown with pen and black ink, oil and watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper inlaid to size
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (37.5 x 26.7 cm), Plate: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches (23.2 x 16.8 cm), and Spine: 15 3/8 inches (39.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in graphite center: "1"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.4(1)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | compass | men | nudes | religious and mythological subject | sun
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)

Publications:
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Matthew Hargraves, William Blake and Paul Mellon : the life of the mind, Open Knowledge Foundation, New York, 2014, [ pp. 5-6 ], fig. 4, V 2557 Printed from URL: http://openglam.org/2014/10/07/william-blake-and-paul-mellon-the-life-of-the-mind

David H. Solkin, Art in Britain 1660-1815, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2015, p. 255-256, fig. 260, N6766 S65 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Colin Trodd, The Energy Man: Blake, Nietzscheanism and Cultural Criticism in Britain, 1890-1920, Visual Culture in Britain, 19, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England, p. 290, N6761 V57 (LC) (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3878
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