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

From Antique Coins

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: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches (13.3 x 8.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered: "From Antique Coins. | POLLIO | GALLUS | AGRIPPA | VARUS | MECAENAS"; lower center: "POLLIO was a Poet, a General, & a great favourite to Agustus, & was twice Consul. | GALLUS was made Praefect of Egypt, a Poet, who slew himself having ruled Tyrannically. | AGRIPPA a famous General to Augustus, commanded in all his battles, & was married to Julia daughter to Augustus. | VARUS was of noble extraction, Father to Maia, Virgil's wife, was also a Poet, & Governor of Gisalpine Gaul. | MACAENAS was prime Minister to Augustus, & died 7 Years after the birth of Christ. | London, Published by Dr.Thornton, 1821."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1721(2)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
antique | bust | coins | laurel | portrait
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:63808
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