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Creator:
Prints made by Luigi Schiavonetti, 1765–1810, Italian
after William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Frontispiece after Thomas Phillips, 1770–1845, British
Text by Robert Blair, 1699–1746, British
Published by Robert Hartley Cromek, 1770–1812, British
Plates published by Cadell and Davies, 1773–1836, British
Title:
The Grave, A Poem, by Robert Blair
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and letterpress bound in full calf with marbled endpapers on moderately thick, slightly textured, laid paper and wove paper
Dimensions:
Binding: 16 1/8 inches (41 cm) and Sheet: 15 3/4 × 12 1/4 inches (40 × 31.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed inside front flyleaf in graphite: "2971 | RZX | Proof Copy ([Fleming] 1250, also with portrait on India | paper & mounted, with smaller margins)

Lettered in gold on spine: "Blair's | Grave | Designs | by | Blake"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1445V
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chair | coat | cravat | literary theme | pen | portrait | religious and mythological subject | sitting | The Grave (1743) | vest
Associated People:
Blake, William (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:57554
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