William Blake

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William Blake
Colinet and Thenot
Pen and black ink and wash, over graphite, on paper; traced for transfer.
1 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches (43 x 87 mm)
Gift of Mrs. H. W. Reed in memory of Elizabeth Hudson.
John Linnell; Linnell sale, London, Christie's, 15 March 1918, part of lot 205; Parsons, London; sale, New York, American Art Association, 22 April 1924, part of lot 69; Brick Row Bookshop, New York; Mrs. Samuel Insull; Mrs. H.W. Reed.

Alexander Gilchrist, The Life of William Blake, II, London, 1863, discussed under no. 62.
Geoffrey Keynes, Pencil Drawings by William Blake, London, 1927, XIVff.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 177-178.
William Blake, exhibition catalogue by Martin Butlin, Tate Gallery, London, 1978, 138ff., under no. 305.


Watermark: none.
Unused sketch for "The Pastorals of Virgil", adapted by Robert John Thornton, M.D., London, 1821.

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Linnell, John, 1792-1882, former owner.
Insull, Samuel, Mrs., former owner.
Reed, H. W., Mrs., former owner.

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