For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, Plate 7, "Fire"
- Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm), 13 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (34 x 23.8 cm), and 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches (9.8 x 7.3 cm)
Inscribed in graphite lower center: "5. Blind in Fire, with Shield and Spear, | Two horn'd reasoning cloven fictions, | In doubt which is self- contradiction, | A dark Hermaphrodite I stood, -- | Rational Truth, root of Evil & Good. | Round me flew the flaming sword; | Round her, snowy Whirlwinds roar'd, | Freezing her Veil, the mundane shell. | Blake's 'Key'."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- fire | flames | literary theme | men | religious and mythological subject | shield | sword | text
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Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British, For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, Plate 7, "Fire", 1826
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