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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Title:
The Widow Embracing Her Husband's Grave
Date:
1805 to 1808
Medium:
Pen and gray ink with graphite and watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 x 8 1/8 inches (15.2 x 20.6 cm) and Mount: 10 3/8 x 13 inches (26.4 x 33 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.4.1026
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
church | couple | genre subject | graves | graveyard | husband | man | mourning | spire | tombstones | widow | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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William Blake - His Art & Times (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-09-15 - 1982-11-14)

William Blake - His Art & Times (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982-12-03 - 1983-02-06)

The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-04-02 - 1997-07-06)

Gothic Nightmares - Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination (Tate Britain, 2006-02-15 - 2006-05-01)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7234
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