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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:

For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, Plate 2, Frontispiece, "What is Man!"

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: 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches (9.2 x 6.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite lower center: "(Blake's) Keys of the Gates. | The Caterpillar on the leaf | Reminds thee of thy Mothers grief."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.6(2)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | branch | children | infant | leaf | literary theme | religious and mythological subject | text
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3937
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