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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Published by Robert John Thornton, 1768–1837, British
Title:

Theocritus

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Pastorals of Virgil

Date:
1821
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Spine: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm), Sheet: 7 x 4 1/8 inches (17.8 x 10.5 cm), and Image: 4 x 2 7/8 inches (10.2 x 7.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower right: "Blake, del. et. Sculp."; lower center: "Theocritus, | A Grecian Poet, of Sicily Flourished 273 years | before the Birth of Christ, and quitting his | native country, governed by Hiero, King of | Syracuse, went over to King Ptolemy in Egypt, | by whom he was greatly patronized. | Vide Idyllium, 17. | London, Published by Dr.Thornton, 1821."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1720(8)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | bust | portrait
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:63807
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