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The Reunion of the Soul & the Body

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0712.575

  • Title (object)

    • The Reunion of the Soul & the Body
  • Description

    Illustration to Blair's "The Grave" (1808) (London, 1813); tombstones in smoke and flames; in the foreground a partially draped nude man kneels, his arms raised in the air, seen from behind; a gowned female figure, representing his soul, flies downwards from the sky and embraces him; state published by Cadell & Davies. 1808 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1808
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 296 millimetres
    • Width: 232 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with production detail, "Drawn by W. Blake. / Etched by L. Schiavonetti."; lettered below with object title; lettered below with publication line, "London, Published May 1st. 1808, by Cadell & Davies, Strand.", at top right with plate number: "P.32."
  • Curator's comments

    For commentary on William Blake's illustrations for Blair's "The Grave" - which also illustrate Mora's "Meditaciones Poeticas", written after the designs - see 1867,0309.267.

  • Bibliography

    • Bindman 1978 476 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Grave
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1856,0712.575

Illustration to Blair's "The Grave" (1808) (London, 1813); tombstones in smoke and flames; in the foreground a partially draped nude man kneels, his arms raised in the air, seen from behind; a gowned female figure, representing his soul, flies downwards from the sky and embraces him; state published by Cadell & Davies.  1808 Etching

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Illustration to Blair's "The Grave" (1808) (London, 1813); tombstones in smoke and flames; in the foreground a partially draped nude man kneels, his arms raised in the air, seen from behind; a gowned female figure, representing his soul, flies downwards from the sky and embraces him; state published by Cadell & Davies. 1808 Etching

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