<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
William Blake, 1757–1827
The Widow Embracing Her Husband's Grave
Additional Title(s):
Prone on the Lowly Grave - She Drops-
1805 to 1808
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and gray ink with graphite and watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 6 x 8 1/8 inches (15.2 x 20.6 cm), Mount: 10 3/8 x 13 inches (26.4 x 33 cm)

Inscribed in artist's hand in graphite and brown ink, lower center: "Prone on the lowly grave - she drops - | Clings yet more closeley to the senseless turf | Nor heeds the passenger who looks that way."; inscribed in graphite and brown ink, verso, center: "78"; in graphite, verso, lower right: "2"

Signed in artist's hand in graphite and brown ink, lower right : "W. Blake. del"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
church | couple | genre subject | graves | graveyard | husband | man | mourning | spire | tombstones | widow | women
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
IIIF Manifest:

Gothic Nightmares - Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination (Tate Britain, 2006-02-15 - 2006-05-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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] [Exhibition Description]

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]

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.