- Museum number
- Series: Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion
Copy A, plate 78: chapter-heading for "Jerusalem. C 4"; illustrated above with a rising or setting sun to the left; a nude male figure with a bird's head sits on a rock to the right, his head propped up on his elbow; in background are clouds and waves; below, 33 lines of verse beginning "The Spectres of Albions Twelve Sons"; text decorated with seaweed and birds. 1804-1821
Relief etching with black ink applied with a brush
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Height: 208 millimetres
Width: 159 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on the series "Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion" see 1847,0318.93.1.
The figure illustrated in this plate is probably Hand, whom Blake describes as having a beak; the bird's head looks like a cockerel, in which case this could also be Peter, an appropriate figure to head a chapter whose preface is addressed "To the Christians".
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- For acquisition notes see 1847,0318.93.1.
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