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Creator:
Prints made by Luigi Schiavonetti, 1765–1810
after William Blake, 1757–1827
Frontispiece after Thomas Phillips, 1770–1845
Text by Robert Blair, 1699–1746
Published by Robert Hartley Cromek, 1770–1812
Plates published by Thomas Cadell the younger, 1773–1836
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), 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) by Robert Blair (1699-1746) | 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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The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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