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September 11, 2009, through January 3, 2010
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William Blake (1757–1827)
Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion
[London]: Engraved by W. Blake . . . , 1773
Second state (of two), ca. 1810–20
Inscribed below the image, Engraved by W Blake 1773 from an old Italian Drawing / This is One of the Gothic Artists who Built the Cathedrals in what we call the Dark Ages / Wandering about in sheep skins & goat skins of whom the World was not worthy / such were the Christians / in all Ages / Michael Angelo Pinxit
Purchased as the gift of the Thorne Family and Fellows Fund in memory of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne, 1976; PML 77019.9
William Blake (1757–1827)
after Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721)
Morning Amusement
Engraving, second state
Inscribed below title, From an Original Picture in the Collection of Mr. A. Maskins.
Imprint: Pubd. August 10th 1782 by Thos. Macklin
No. 39 Fleet Street

Evening Amusement
Engraving, second state
Imprint: Pubd. as the act directs August 21, 1782 by
T. Macklin, no. 39 Fleet Street
Purchased as the gift of the Thorne Family and Fellows Fund in memory of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne, 1976; PML 77019.126–127
William Blake (1757–1827)
Design for the Cover Leaf of the Sheet Music An Elegy Set to Music by Thomas Commins
[London]: Published by J. Fentum, July 1, 1786
Intaglio copperplate engraving
Inscribed below image, The shatter'd bark from adverse winds / Rest in this peaceful haven finds / And when the storms of life are past / Hope drops her anchor here at last.
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Michael S. Currier; 1998.36:5
William Blake (1757–1827)
Satan, ca. 1790
Etching and engraving, only state
Inscribed below in pen and ink, H. Fuseli R. A. Pi Satan W. Blake sculp.
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Sir Geoffrey Keynes; 1982.98
William Blake (1757–1827)
Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims
Copper engraving, with additions in watercolor by the artist
Third state, 1810–20
Copy 3P
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Grace Lansing Lambert; 2005.190
John Linnell (1792–1882) and William Blake (1757–1827)
Portrait of Wilson Lowry
Engraving with traces of graphite
Second state (of five), 1824–25
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Michael S. Currier;  1998.36:1
William Blake (1757–1827)
Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour
White-line metalcut, printed in relief
Second state (of two), ca. 1822
Copy 2J
Gift of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne; 1973.12
John Flaxman (1755–1826)
"Awake, arise, rouse her as I rose thee. The Furies"
Pen and brown ink, over traces of graphite
"Behold this proud oppressor of my country; Choephora"
Pen and brown ink over graphite
Inscribed at lower center in graphite, Clÿtemnestra and Aegisthus.
Gift of Louise Crane in memory of her mother, Mrs. W. Murray Crane; 1975.40:3, 2
Thomas Stothard (1755–1834)
The Lost Apple from Specimens of Polyautography
London: Published . . . by P. Andre, [April 1803]
Gift of Paul Mellon, 1979; PML 76358.4
Henry Fuseli (1741–1825)
Portrait of Martha Hess, ca. 1778–79
Black chalk and stump, heightened with white on light brown paper
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. W. Murray Crane; 1954.1
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