After William Blake

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After William Blake
1757-1827
To Tirzah
Black chalk on tracing paper mounted on card.
4 13/16 x 4 15/16 inches (122 x 125 mm)
Gift of Mr. Herman Cohen.
1980.79:12
Provenance: 
Herman Cohen, Sandy Hook, Conn.
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Copy on tracing paper by an unknown copyist of William Blake's design for his poem "To Tirzah", from his Songs of innocence and of experience.

Summary: 

Traced sketch shows a nude male figure seated on the ground, supported by two gowned female figures standing behind him; a bearded gowned male figure stands to the right, offering the other man a drink from a jug or vessel.

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Blake, William, 1757-1827. Songs of experience.
Cohen, Herman, former owner.

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