Copy on tracing paper by an unknown copyist of William Blake's drawing illustrating Night I, page 30 (lines 448-458) of Edward Young's Night thoughts; the original drawing now in the collection of the British Museum.
Full length sketch of a figure chained at the ankle as it strives to ascend upwards, with arms raised and and a lyre held in one hand; accompanied by a tracing of another female figure, flying aloft in a trailing garment, and a partial copy of Blake's design for page 36 (lines 688-706) of Night VI of Night thoughts, inverted, showing a detail of a serpent's head and a naked male figure standing with face and arms raised heavenwards.
Cohen, Herman, former owner.
Young, Edward, 1683-1765. Night thoughts.