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Angel of the Revelation (Book of Revelation, chapter 10)

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Date:
ca. 1803–5
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink, over traces of graphite
Dimensions:
15-7/16 x 10-1/4 in. (39.2 x 26 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.81.1
  • Secondary Titles

    "And the Angel Which I Saw Lifted Up his Hand to Heaven"

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed with monogram at lower right: WB inv

  • Provenance

    Thomas Butts (British, 1757–1845); Benjamin Godfrey Windus (British, 1790–1867); Thomas Butts Jr. ; Sotheby's, London, March 26, 1852, lot 154; Henry George Bohn (British, London 1796–1884 Twickenham), bought at the preceding; Benjamin Godfrey Windus (British, 1790–1867), to the following; Mrs. J. K de Putron, daughter of the preceding, by 1863, sold at the following; Christie's, London, March 16, 1912, lot 5, bought by Sabin; Frank T. Sabin (London); Vendor: Frank T. Sabin (London)

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 29, 1996–October 21, 1996.

    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," April 4, 2011–June 12, 2011.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 1981.518

  • References

    Martin Butlin The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake. Yale University Press, 2 vols., New Haven, 1981, cat. no. 518, fig. no. 579 (vol.2), p. 368.

    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. 172.

    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. 172, p. 229.

    Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University William Blake Ex. cat., February-March. 1965, cat. no. 29, 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. 196, p. 242.

    Geoffrey Keynes, George Goyder William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible. William Blake Trust, Clairvaux, 1957, cat. no. 162, p. 46, ill.

    David Bindman Blake as an Artist. Phaidon Press, E. P. Dutton and Company, 1977, fig. no. 123, pp. 164-5.

    Martin Butlin William Blake Ex. cat., 9 March–21 May. Tate Gallery, London, 1978, cat. no. 185, p. 95, ill.

    Harvey Stahl, Bruce Daryl Barone William Blake: the Apocalyptic Vision Ex. cat., April 21–May 13. Manhattanville College, 1974, cat. no. 21, ill.

    David Bindman William Blake: His Art and Times. Ex. cat., 15 September, 1982–6 February, 1983. Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1982, cat. no. 80, pp. 138-9, ill.

    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. 65 (vol.2), fig. no. 65.

    Edward Fenton "Word Becomes Image." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 13, no. 8, New York, April 1955, p. 247, ill.



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