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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

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Grave, A Poem, by Robert Blair

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and letterpress, bound in contemporary publisher's paper-covered boards, rebacked on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Binding: 14 1/2 inches (36.8 cm) and Sheet: 14 1/4 × 11 1/2 inches (36.2 × 29.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed inside front cover in graphite: "first issue | a subscriber's copy. small"; inscribed inside back cover in graphite: "Collated | & complete | pp. B[...] | D2515"

Lettered label on front cover: "Blake's | Illustrations | of | Blair's Grave, | Engraved by Schiavonetti. | 13 Plates. - Price 2l. 12s. 6d."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1458V
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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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:57555
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