William Blake

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William Blake
1757-1827
The Circle of the Life of Man
ca. 1821
Pencil on paper.
15 5/16 x 18 1/4 inches (388 x 465 mm)
III, 45f

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Provenance: 
John Flaxman; Maria Denman; J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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This sheet is a study for one of Blake's relatively few paintings, executed in tempera and signed and dated 1821.

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Flaxman, John, former owner.
Denman, Maria, 1776-1861, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

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