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

Publius Virgilius Maro

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Pastorals of Virgil

Date:
1821
Medium:
Etching and line engraving 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: 4 x 2 5/8 inches (10.2 x 6.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower right: "Blake, del.et Sculp."; lower center: "Publius Virgilius Maro. | Poetarum Latinorum Princeps. | Born 69 years before the Birth of Christ; was 7 years older | than Augustus; lost his Estate, at 30; recovering it was nearly killed | by Arius, the Centurion; some think he began his Eclogues, at 31; | which took him 3 years. Commenced his Georgies, at 34, which | occupied him 7 years; and at 41 began his AEneid, which employed | him 11 years; at 52, Virgil died, 19 years before the Christian AEra. | London, Published by Dr.Thornton, 1821."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1721(1)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bust | portrait
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7477
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