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Creator:
Print made by Luigi Schiavonetti, 1765–1810, Italian
after William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Text by Robert Blair, 1699–1746, British
Published by Cadell and Davies, 1773–1836, British
Title:
Christ Descending into the Grave
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Binding: 14 1/2 inches (36.8 cm), Sheet: 14 1/4 × 11 1/2 inches (36.2 × 29.2 cm), Plate: 11 × 8 inches (27.9 × 20.3 cm), and Image: 9 × 4 7/8 inches (22.9 × 12.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image, upper right: "P1."; below image, lower left: "Drawn by W.Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L.Schiavonetti"; lower center: "Christ descending into the Grave. | Eternal King! whose potent Arm sustains | The Keys of Hell and Death. | London, Published May 1st. 1808. by Cadell & Davis, Strand."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1460
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
god | graves | key | portrait | religious and mythological subject
Associated People:
Jesus
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46351
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