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- Object: Albion rose...
Known as "Glad Day" or "The Dance of Albion"; a nude male figure standing with arms opened outwards, his right leg extended slightly to the side; around his head clouds and rays of light; a bat flying below his right leg; below, the suggestions of a landscape, with a worm, vegetation and rain; within design, lettered "WB inv. 1780". c.1804
Engraving, etching and drypoint
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Height: 255 millimetres (trimmed to just outside image)
Width: 190 millimetres (trimmed to just outside image)
- Curator's comments
- This impression is the second state of the plate, carrying the engraved date 1780. This was probably the date Blake made the first drawing for this print, but not of the first state of the plate, which was probably made around 1793. This second state is from around 1804 or later.
For the British Museum's impression of the first state see 1856.0209,417.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1989 May-Sep, BM, Shadow of the Guillotine, Britain and French Revolution
1990 Jan-Mar, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Britain and French Revolution
1990 Jun-Sep, Vizille, Mus Rev/Francaise, Britain and French Revolution
2000 Apr-Jun, Helsinki City Art Gallery, 'William Blake'
2000 Sep-Nov, Prague Castle, 'William Blake'
2007 Apr-May, Hull, Ferens AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake
2007/8 Nov-Jan, Glasgow, Burrell Coll (Sth Bank Tour), Blake
2008 Jan-Apr, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake
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