- The Widow Embracing Her Husband's Grave
- 1805 to 1808
- 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) and 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
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William Blake, 1757–1827, British, The Widow Embracing Her Husband's Grave, 1805 to 1808
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