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William Blake, 1757–1827, British

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 | hills | men | miracle | mountains | New Testament | stones | sunlight
Associated People:
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
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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)

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

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

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

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