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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
Sealing the Stone and Setting a Watch
Date:
1800 to 1803
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in gray ink, black ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 16 15/16 inches (50.8 × 43 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 18 15/16 × 16 inches (48.1 × 40.6 cm), and Image: 16 x 13 1/8 inches (40.6 x 33.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper center: "IX"; in black ink, lower right: "Matthew XXVIIc 66v" in graphite, lower center: "Sealing the Stone & setting a Watch."; in black chalk, lower left: "Blake's own mount"; inscribed on back in graphite, upper center: "IX"; in graphite center: "No 5"; in graphite, lower center: "No - 161 - Page 228"; in graphite, lower left, encircled: "2"; in graphite, lower right: "(55.9.5)"

Signed (in monogram) in black ink, lower right: "inv WB"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901 Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.12.703
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | cement | joust | ladder | masonry | men | mortar | pike | religious and mythological subject | sepulcher | soldier | spear | stone | tomb | trowel
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7227
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