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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.404
People
William Blake, British (London, England 1757 - 1827 London, England)
Title
By the Waters of Babylon
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1806
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297976
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, black ink and graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
40.3 x 37.7 cm (15 7/8 x 14 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: W.B. 1806
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.404
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Martin Butlin, The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1981), no. 466, pl. 541

Harold Fisch, The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1999), fig. 2, pp. 293-295

Jeffrey Fontana, Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Necoclassical Drawing, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1999), checklist no. 3

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), cat. no. 8, repr. (color)

Lowell Libson Ltd 2013, auct. cat., Lowell Libson Ltd (London, 2013), p. 54

Exhibition History

Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/07/1999 - 10/31/1999

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) #1: The Past and the Present: British Art of the 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/03/2010 - 11/20/2010

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