William Blake

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William Blake
1757-1827
The Sun at His Eastern Gate
Watercolor, over faint indications in black chalk, on paper.
6 3/8 x 4 13/16 inches (161 x 122 mm)
Purchased with the assistance of the Fellows with the special support of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne and Mr. Paul Mellon.
1949.4:3
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Signed, in pen and black ink at lower left, "W. Blake inv."
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Thomas Butts; Richard Monckton Milnes, first Lord of Houghton; Earl of Crewe; Marsden J. Perry; Alfred T. White; Mr. and Mrs. Adrian van Sinderen.
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The third of six illustrations for Milton's "L'Allegro".
Drawings removed from binding [B3 027 A11].

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