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William Blake, 1757–1827

Christ Giving Sight to Bartimaeus

Former Title(s):

Christ healing the leper

Additional Title(s):

Christ Giving Sight to the Blind Man

1799 to 1800
Tempera with pen and black ink on canvas
Sheet: 10 1/4 x 15 inches (26 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apostles | blind | Christianity | clouds | faith | halo | healing | hills | men | miracle | mountains | New Testament | religious and mythological subject | stones | sunlight
Associated People:
Jesus Christ (7–2 BC/BCE to 30–36 AD/CE)
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IIIF Manifest:

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]

William Blake - His Art & Times (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982-12-03 - 1983-02-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

William Blake - His Art & Times (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-09-15 - 1982-11-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Anthony Blunt, Blake's 'Ancient of Days', the symbolism of the compasses , Journal of the Warburg Institute, vol. 2, London, 1938, facing p. 60, pl. 10c, AS122 L8515 2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of the works of William Blake, Spottiswoode & Co., London, 1876, p. 38, no. 123, NJ18 B57 B862 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christie's sale catalogue : Catalogue of the collection of pictures by old masters : 10 April 1905, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, April 10, 1905, p. 6, Lot 21, Fiche B51 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 5, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Geoffrey Keynes, Tempera paintings of William Blake, A critical catalogue , Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1951, p. 28, no. 28, NJ18 B57 K495 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 200 (v.1), no. 383, pl. 15, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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