William Blake

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William Blake
The Sun at His Eastern Gate
Watercolor over graphite 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.

Signed, in pen and black ink at lower left, "W. Blake inv."

Thomas Butts; Richard Monckton Milnes, first Lord of Houghton; Earl of Crewe; Marsden J. Perry; Alfred T. White; Mr. and Mrs. Adrian van Sinderen.

First annual report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library / Frederick B. Adams, Jr. New York : The Library, 1950, p. 56-60.
A review of acquisitions, 1949-1968 / Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : The Library, 1969, p. 132.


The third of six illustrations for Milton's "L'Allegro".
Drawings removed from binding [B3 027 A11].

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Illustrations for (work): Milton, John, 1608-1674. Allegro.
Butts, Thomas, 1759-1846, former owner.
Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885, former owner.
Crewe, Earl of, former owner.
Perry, Marsden J. (Marsden Jasiel), 1850-1937, former owner.
White, Alfred T., former owner.
Thorne, Landon K., Mrs., donor.
Van Sinderen, Adrian, 1887-1963, former owner.
Van Sinderen, Adrian, Mrs., former owner.
Mellon, Paul, donor.

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