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Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Published by Robert John Thornton, 1768–1837, British
Title:

Illustrations of Imitation of Eclogue I, Frontispiece

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Pastorals of Virgil

Date:
1821
Medium:
Wood-engraving and letterpress on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Spine: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm), Sheet: 7 x 4 1/8 inches (17.8 x 10.5 cm), and Image: 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (6 x 8.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered upper left: "To face page 13."; upper center to center: "ILLUSTRATIONS | of | IMITATION OF ECLOGUE I. | FRONTISPIECE."; lower center: "THENOT AND COLINET. | The Illustrations of this English Pastoral are by the famous | BLAKE, the illustrator of Young's Night Thoughts, and Blair's | Grave; who designed and engraved them himself. This is men- | tioned, as they display less of art than genius, and are much | admired by some eminent painters."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1720(1)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
genre subject | man | robe | sheep | shepherds | sunrise | tree
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7467
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