- Museum number
- Object: Joseph of Arimathea among The Rocks of Albion
A seascape with a draped, hooded and bearded male figure standing on a rock; title engraved within the design, top right corner. 1773 to c.1810-1820
Engraving and etching, with grey wash
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Height: 255 millimetres
Width: 139 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Adapted by Blake after a figure painted by Michelangelo in the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican, known to Blake through prints.
Almost wholly engraved - very few etched lines. The plate is dated 1773, which is the date of the first state (the earliest known print designed and engraved by Blake). Substantially reworked for the second state c1810-20. This impressions was acquired as being touched by Blake.
For another impression see 1864,0611.2. Both impressions were sold by Frederick Tatham to the British Museum in 1864.
- Not on display
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- Prints and Drawings
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