After William Blake

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After William Blake
1757-1827
"Where sense runs savage broke from reason's chain"
Black chalk and graphite, on tracing paper mounted on card.
18 1/8 x 11 15/16 inches (461 x 302 mm)
Gift of Mr. Herman Cohen.
1980.79:19
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 nude woman standing in an open landscape, her arms raised in the air; above, the giant figure of Death, whose hair and hands are all that can be seen of him, flies down, carrying his open mantle which he prepares to throw over her.

Associated names: 

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

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