William Blake

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William Blake
1757-1827
Design for the Cover Leaf of the Sheet Music "An Elegy Set to Music" by Thomas Commins
1786
Intaglio copper-plate engraving
design size: 6 13/16 x 5 7/16 inches (173 x 138 mm)
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Michael S. Currier.
1998.36:5
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Charles Ryskamp. NNPM
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Printed 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."

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A man jumping from a boat into the open arms of a woman and a child.

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