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Angel of the Divine Presence Bringing Eve to Adam (The Creation of Eve: "And She Shall be Called Woman"); Sketch for the same (verso)

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Date:
ca. 1803
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink over graphite
Dimensions:
16-3/8 x 13-1/16 in. (41.6 x 33.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1322.2
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed with monogram at lower left in ink: "WB inv"

  • Provenance

    Thomas Butts (British, 1757–1845); Thomas Butts Jr., sold at the following; Sotheby's, London, March 26, 1852, lot 157; Richard Monckton Milnes (British, London 1809–1885 Vichy), bought at the preceding; Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (British, 1858–1948), son of the preceding, sold 1906; Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 10, 2006–July 9, 2006.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2012–March 25, 2012.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 1981.435

  • References

    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. The Art of William Blake. Ex. cat., October-December. 1957, cat. no. 34.

    The Works of William Blake. Ex. cat. Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1876, cat. no. 55.

    Elizabeth Luther Cary The Art of William Blake. 1907, fig. no. 2.

    "Principal Accessions, February 20 to March 20, 1906 and Complete List of Accessions." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 1, no. 5, April 1906, pp. 74-75.

    "Piloo Nanavutty, "She Shall be Called Woman." in The Divine Vision: Studies in the Poetry and Art of William Blake. Edited by Vivian de Sola Pinto, 1957, pp. 185-9, ill.

    C. H. Collins Baker, Robert R. Wark Catalogue of William Blake's Drawings and Paintings in the Huntington Library. 2nd rev. ed. (first pub. 1938). 1957, p. 22.

    William Blake, 1757–1827: A Descriptive Catalogue of An Exhibition of the Works of William Blake Selected from Collections in the United States Ex. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1939, cat. no. 156.

    Martin Butlin William Blake Ex. cat., 9 March–21 May. Tate Gallery, London, 1978, cat. no. 159, ill.

    Geoffrey Keynes, George Goyder William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible. William Blake Trust, Clairvaux, 1957, cat. no. 6, p. 2, ill.

    William Michael Rossetti "Annotated Catalogue of Blake's Pictures and Drawings." in Life of WIlliam Blake. Edited by Alexander Gilchrist, vol. 2, 2nd enlarged ed. London, 1880, cat. no. 128, p. 235.

    William Michael Rossetti "Annotated Catalogue of Blake's Pictures and Drawings." in Life of William Blake. Edited by Alexander Gilchrist, vol. 2, London, 1863, cat. no. 106, p. 223.

    Martin Butlin The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake. Yale University Press, 2 vols., New Haven, 1981, cat. no. 435, fig. no. 512 (vol.2), pp. 336-7.

    "Recent Accessions and Notes." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. vol. 6, no. 6, New York, June 1911, p. 139.

    Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942-1944, cat. no. 63 (vol.2), fig. no. 63, ill.

    Anne Carlisle English Drawings: XIX Century. Hyperion Press, New York, [1950], p. 79.



  • See also
340851

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