After William Blake

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After William Blake
1757-1827
The Little Vagabond
Black chalk on tracing paper mounted on card.
3 7/16 x 4 9/16 inches (87 x 117 mm)
Gift of Mr. Herman Cohen.
1980.79:11
Provenance: 
Herman Cohen, Sandy Hook, Conn.
Notes: 

Copy on tracing paper by an unknown copyist of William Blake's design for his poem "The Little Vagabond", from his Songs of innocence and of experience.

Summary: 

Traced sketch shows two male figures kneeling, huddled together, in a dark wooded landscape; the older figure, on the left bearded and with a halo; the younger figure sheltered by the older.

Associated names: 

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

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