Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
William Blake, 1757–1827, British

Title:
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 65, "The Bard."
Date:
between 1797 and 1798
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and black ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with inlaid letterpress page
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (41.9 x 32.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
Inscribed in black ink upper right: "13"; in graphite center: "x"; on verso in black ink upper center: "The Fatal Sisters | 1. The Three Fatal Sisters | 2. A Muse | 3. Sigtryg with the Silken beard | 'Persons of Horseback riding full speed toward | a hill & seeming to Enter into it' | 5. Iron sleet of arrowy shower | Hurtles in the darkend air' | 6. 'Shafts for shuttle dipd in gore | Shoot the trembling cords along' | 7. 'We the reins to Slaughter give' | 8. The Fatal Sisters riding thro the Battle. they | are called in Some Northern poems | 'Choosers of the Slain' | 9 'Hurry Hurry to the field' | 10. A Battle."
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1992.8.11(33)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
man | men | water | cliff | ocean | trees | harp | branches | sky | sheep | clouds | sitting | goats | literary theme | religious and mythological subject | text | mountains | grass | shepherd
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Art in Focus : Wales (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-04-04 - 2014-08-10)

Publications:
Colin Cross, Blake revealed, William Blake : Discovery of a Masterwork , Observer, vol. 12, November 21, 1971, pp. 19-23, V 1245 Detached from Observer colour magazine

John Russell, Blake the Craftsman, Art , Sunday Times, Issue no. 7749, December 12, 1971, p. 27, Available online : Sunday Times Digital Archive

Arnold Fawcus, Unknown Watercolours by William Blake, Illustrated London News, vol. 259, No. 6881, December 25, 1971, pp. 45-46, 49-51, Available online: Illus London News Hist. Archiv

Yale Center for British Art, Wales, New Haven, 2014, pp. 14, 21, V2519 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3656