Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Print made by Luigi Schiavonetti, 1765–1810, Italian

after William Blake, 1757–1827, British

Text by Robert Blair, 1699–1746, British

Title:
The Descent of Man into the Vale of Death
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 14 inches (50.8 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
Lettered below image, lower left: "Drawn by W Blake"; lower right: "Etched by L Schiavonetti"; lower center: "The Valley of Death. | London. Published May 1st. 1808. by Cadell & Davies Strand"
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1474
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
literary theme | religious and mythological subject | injured | crying | valley (landform) | sick | crutch | cane | descending | cave | stone | death | child | man | woman | infant | path | The Grave (1743)
Currently On View:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2402