After William Blake

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After William Blake
1757-1827
"Time, in advance, behind him hides his wings"
Black chalk and graphite, on tracing paper mounted on card.
15 1/8 x 10 7/16 inches (384 x 265 mm)
Gift of Mr. Herman Cohen.
1980.79:16
Provenance: 
Herman Cohen, Sandy Hook, Conn.
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Copy on tracing paper by an unknown copyist of a design by William Blake to illustrate Edward Young's Night thoughts.

Summary: 

Design shows a naked and winged Time crouching at left, with one foot extended to the right and a scythe in his hand; with a partial border drawn to indicate that the design is intended to illustrate the lower left hand margin of the page.

Associated names: 

Cohen, Herman, former owner.
Young, Edward, 1683-1765. Night thoughts.

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