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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (The Repose of the Holy Family in Egypt)

Artist:
William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Date:
1806
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink over graphite
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 13/16 × 14 9/16 in. (35.1 × 37 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1322.1
Not on view
Signature: Signed and dated at lower right with monogram: "1806 WB inv"
(?) Thomas Butts (British, 1757–1845); (?) Thomas Butts Jr.; Richard Monckton Milnes (British, London 1809–1885 Vichy), by 1863; 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
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