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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, Plate 18, "I have said to the Worm . . . ."
Date:
1826
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Spine: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm), Sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (34 x 23.8 cm), and Plate: 2 5/8 x 2 inches (6.7 x 5.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite lower center: "16. Thou'rt my Mother, from the womb; | Wife, Sister, Daughter, to the tomb: | Weaving to dreams the Sexual strife | And weeping o'er the Web of Life. | Blake's 'Key'."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.6(18)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
branches | cane | darkness | dead | death | literary theme | night | religious and mythological subject | sitting | staff (walking stick) | stick | text
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3935
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