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Artist: William Blake; Author: Edward Young

Lot 41672: Blake & Young - Three Pages of Ornate Illustration and Poetry

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

May 21, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This spectacular illustration is from William Blake as part of Edward Young's long poem entitled The Complaint and the Consolation or Night Thoughts. The poem was issued in several pages with each featuring elegant engraved border illustrations by William Blake. The work was printed by Robert Noble in London in 1797 and published by Richard Edwards. Young's poem was about death and loss over a series of nights. This particular illustration was printed on larger paper with an uncut edge, this is important as the copperplate typically took up most of the page, thus losing some plate marks. (Bentley, Blake Books)

"Of the merit of Mr. Blake . the editor conceives it to be unnecessary to speak. To the eyes of the discerning it need not be pointed out; and while the taste for the arts of design shall continue to exist, the original conception, and the bold and masterly execution of this artist cannot be unnoticed or unadmired." (advertisement, p.viii) Blake had originally done 537 watercolor drawings illustrating the poem choosing 43 for this publication, though he had intended to publish more. Blake's illustrations drew closely from the text, but he also had the images draw upon metaphors in the poem.

Dimensions

~ 12 5/8" by 16 5/8"

Artist or Maker

Artist: William Blake; Author: Edward Young

Medium

Engraving

Date

1797

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

The Complaint and the Consolation or Night Thoughts

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