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HANDLISTS OF FOUR BLAKE COLLECTIONS

Work on these handlists was begun in 1972 with the cooperation of the institutions involved. In the course of preparing final copy, I have examined every Blake original in all four collections. I have not attempted to provide full catalogue information for each entry, as that is not the function of a handlist: the purpose of this material is to aid users and prospective users of the four collections. For the same reason, I have not thought it necessary to impose a strict uniformity of presentation, as the four museums vary somewhat in their modes of classifying material. However, in instances where an item has been catalogued by a museum under a title different from that normally used, I have given one or the other title in brackets.

It is a pleasure to acknowledge the assistance I have received from members of the curatorial staffs of the museums involved, namely Miss Eunice Williams and Mrs. Margaret P. Morgan of the Fogg Museum; Dr. John J. McKendry, Mrs. Dwight E. Lee, and Miss Carolyn Joynes of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. C. Michael Kauffmann of the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Mrs. Karin Peltz of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I am also grateful to Mrs. Foster Foreman and to Miss Betsy Bowden for research assistance; and to Miss Deirdre Toomey, Dr. David Bindman, and Professor Robert N. Essick for their valuable advice.

M. D. P.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

I. COLOR PRINTS

God Judging Adam [Elijah in the Fiery Chariot] (Genesis 3:17-19)

Pity

II. DRAWINGS & WATERCOLORS

The Angel of the Divine Presence Bringing Eve to Adam [She Shall Be Called Woman] (Genesis) 06.1322.2
The Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:14) 06.1322.1
Angel of the Revelation (Revelation 10:5) 14.81.1
The Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-9) 14.81.2

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1 Frontispiece of Jerusalem.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917.
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III. PAINTING (TEMPERA ON COPPER)

The Angel Gabriel appearing to Zacharias (Luke 1 :8-13)

IV. ENGRAVINGS

B105-126 Illustrations to the Book of Job (1826), as below:

B105 Title-page
B106 Thus did Job continually (i :5)
B107 When the Almighty was yet with me, When my Children were about me (xxix:5)
B108 Thy Sons & thy Daughters were eating & drinking Wine in their eldest Brother’s house . . . (i:18) [or, The Fire of God is Fallen from Heaven]
B109 And I only am escaped alone to tell thee (i:16)
B110 Then went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord (ii:7)
B111 And smote Job with sore Boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head (ii:7)
B112 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off & knew him not, they lifted up their voice & wept . . . (ii:12) [or, What! Shall we recieve Good at the hand of God & shall we not also recieve evil (ii:10)]
B113 Let the Day perish wherein I was Born (iii:3)
B114 Then a Spirit passed before my face the hair of my flesh stood up (iv:15)
B115 The Just Upright Man is laughed to scorn (xii:4)
B116 With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions (vii:14)
B117 I am Young & ye are very Old wherefore I was afraid (xxxii:6)
B118 Then the Lord answered Job out of the Whirlwind (xxxviii:1)
B119 When the morning Stars sang together, & all the Sons of God shouted for joy (xxxviii:7)
B120 Behold now Behemoth which I made with thee (x1:19)
B121 Thou hast fulfilled the Judgment of the Wicked (xxxvi:17)
B122 I have heard thee with the hearing of the Ear but now my Eye seeth thee (x1ii:5)
B123 And my Servant Job shall pray for you (1xii:8)
B124 Every one also gave him a piece of Money (x1ii:11)
B125 There were not found Women fair as the Daughters of Job in all the land & their father gave them inheritance among their Bretheren (x1ii:12)
B126 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than the beginning (x1ii:12)

B127-131, 133 Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy, as below:

B127 The Whirlwind of Lovers
B128 The Malebranche tormenting Ciampolo
B129 Two of the Malebranche quarrelling
B130 Agnello and Cianfa merging into a single body
B131 Bouso Donati attacked by the Serpent
B133 Dante striking Bocca degli Abbati’s head with his foot
B135 George Cumberland’s Message Card (state 2)

B138-140, 142-146, 148-153 Illustrations [wood engravings] to Thornton’s Virgil’s Eclogues, with Imitations by Ambrose Phillips, Pope, and Others (3rd ed., 1821), as below:

B138 (Colinet) Nor lark would sing, nor linnet, in my state (state 2, two impressions)
B139 (Thenot) Yet though with years my body downward tend . . . (state 2)
B140 (Colinet) Thine ewes will wander . . . (state 2)
B142 (Thenot) Sure thou in hapless hour of time was born . . . (state 2, two impressions)
B143 (Thenot) Nor fox, nor wolf, nor rot among our sheep . . . (state 2)
B144 (Colinet) Unhappy hour! when fresh in youthful bud I left . . . (state 2, two impressions)

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2 Clarence’s Dream [after Stothard], from William Enfield, The Speaker (1774 [plates dated 1780]), Book VII, Chapter 22.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917.

B145 (Colinet) A fond desire strange lands and swains to know (state 2, two impressions)
B146 (Thenot) A rolling stone is ever bare of moss
B148 (Colinet) Untoward lads, the wanton imps of spite . . .
B149 (Thenot) For him our yearly wakes and feasts we hold (two impressions)
B150 (Thenot) This night they care with me forget . . . (two impressions)
B151 (Thenot) New milk and clouted cream, mild cheese and curd . . .
B152 (Thenot) With songs the jovial hinds return from plow (two impressions)
B153 (Thenot) And unyok’d heifers, loitering homeward, low
B385 Frontispiece of Jerusalem (Illus. 1)
R40 Robert Blair, The Grave [Schiavonetti after Blake] (restrikes on laid India paper with 1813 imprint), as below:
R40i Title-page
R40ii Christ descending into the Grave
R40iii The meeting of a Family in Heaven
R40iv The Counsellor, King, Warrior, Mother & Child in the Tomb
R40v Death of the Strong Wicked Man
R40vi The Soul hovering over the Body reluctantly parting with life
R40vii The descent of Man into the Vale of Death
R40viii The Day of Judgment
R40ix The Soul exploring the recesses of the Grave
R40x The Death of The Good Old Man
R40xi Death’s Door
R40xii The Reunion of the Soul & the Body
R45 Clarence’s Dream [after Stothard], from William Enfield, The Speaker (1774 [plates dated 1780]), Book VII, Chapter 22 (Illus. 2)
R71 When my Hero in Court Appears [after Hogarth], from The Beggar’s Opera (1790), Act III (Illus. 3)
R88ii The Death of Lucretia [after Fuseli], in Allen’s A New and Improved Roman History (2nd ed., 1798)
R117 Richard Gough, Sepulchral Monuments in Great Britain, Vol. I, Part I (1786) and Vol. I, Part II (1796) [some plates designed and probably executed by Blake], in Metropolitan Museum of Art Library

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3 The Death of Lucretia [after Fuseli], in Allen’s A New and Improved Roman History (2nd ed., 1798).   The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, by exchange, 1940.

V. ILLUMINATED BOOKS

B180-233 Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794), as below:

B180 General title, Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
B181 Frontispiece to Songs of Innocence
B182 Title-page, with sub-title Songs of Innocence
B183 Introduction
B184 The Shepherd
B185 The Ecchoing Green
B186 The Ecchoing Green, cont’d
B187 The Lamb
B188 The Little Black Boy
B189 The Little Black Boy, cont’d
B190 The Blossom
B191 The Chimney Sweeper
B192 The Little Boy Lost
B193 The Little Boy Found
B194 Laughing Song
B195 A Cradle Song
B196 A Cradle Song, cont’d
B197 The Divine Image
B198 Holy Thursday
B199 Night
B200 Night, cont’d
B201 Spring
B202 Spring, cont’d
B203 Nurse’s Song
B204 Infant Joy
B205 A Dream
B206 On Another’s Sorrow
B207 Frontispiece to Songs of Experience
B208 Title-page, with sub-title Songs of Experience
B209 Introduction
B210 Earth’s Answer
B211 The Clod and the Pebble
B212 Holy Thursday
B213 The Little Girl Lost
B214 The Little Girl Lost, cont’d, and The Little Girl Found

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B215 The Little Girl Found, cont’d
B216 The Chimney Sweeper
B217 Nurse’s Song
B218 The Sick Rose
B219 The Fly
B220 The Angel
B221 The Tyger
B222 My Pretty Rose Tree; Ah! Sunflower; The Lilly
B223 The Garden of Love
B224 The Little Vagabond
B225 London
B226 The Human Abstract
B227 Infant Sorrow
B228 The Poison Tree
B229 A Little Boy Lost
B230 A Little Girl Lost
B231 To Tirzah
B232 The Schoolboy
B233 The Voice of the Ancient Bard

VI. FACSIMILES

B18-36 For Children. The Gates of Paradise (Muir facsimile, 1888, copy 28)
B154-169 There is No Natural Religion (Muir facsimile, 1886, copy 47)
B237-242 Book of Thel (Muir facsimile, 1920, copy 29)
B243-255 Marriage of Heaven and Hell (Muir facsimile, 1885, copy 42)
B256-266 The Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Muir facsimile, 1884, copy 8)
B267-285 America (Muir facsimile, 1887, copy 44)
B285-302 Europe (Muir facsimile, 1887, copy 49)
B303-330 The First Book of Urizen (Muir facsimile, 1888, copy 16)
B331-338 The Song of Los (Muir facsimile, 1890, copy 16)
B350-384 Milton (Muir facsimile, 1886, copy 39)
B385-472 Jerusalem (Trianon Press facsimile, 1950)
B347-348 Hayley, Little Tom the Sailor (Muir facsimile, 1925)
R15 The Ancient of Days (Muir facsimile)

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

I. ENGRAVINGS

R10c A Scene in the Last Judgment. Satans’ [sic] holy Trinity. The Accuser, The Judge & the Executioner 23.452
R24 Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims 28.822
R24 Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims 29.902
R33 Illustrations of the Book of Job, proof set (i-xxii), as below: 30.820
R33i Title-page
R33ii Thus did Job continually (i:5)
R33iii When the Almighty was yet with me, When my Children were about me (xxix:5)
R33iv Thy Sons & thy Daughters were eating & drinking Wine in their eldest Brother’s house . . . (i:18) [or, The Fire of God is Fallen from Heaven]
R33v And I only am escaped alone to tell thee (i:16)
R33vi Then went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord (ii:7)
R33vii And smote Job with sore Boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head (ii:7)
R33viii And when they lifted up their eyes afar off & knew him not, they lifted up their voice & wept . . . (ii:12) [or, What! Shall we recieve Good at the hand of God & shall we not also recieve evil (ii:10)]
R33ix Let the Day perish wherein I was Born (iii:3)
R33x Then a Spirit passed before my face the hair of my flesh stood up (iv:15)
R33xi The Just Upright Man is laughed to scorn (xii:4)
R33xii With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions (vii:14)

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R33xiii I am Young & ye are very Old wherefore I was afraid (xxxii:6)
R33xiv Then the Lord answered Job out of the Whirlwind (xxxviii:1)
R33xv When the morning Stars sang together, & all the Sons of God shouted for joy (xxxviii:7)
R33xvi Behold now Behemoth which I made with thee (xl:19)
R33xvii Thou hast fulfilled the Judgment of the Wicked (xxxvi:17)
R33xviii I have heard thee with the hearing of the Ear but now my Eye seeth thee (xlii:5)
R33xix And my Servant Job shall pray for you (lxii:8)
R33xx Every one also gave him a piece of Money (xlii:11)
R33xxi There were not found Women fair as the Daughters of Job in all the land & their father gave them inheritance among their Brethren (xlii:15)
R33xxii So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than the beginning (xlii:12)
R34 Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy, as below:
R34i The Whirlwind of Lovers 27.823
R34ii The Malebranche tormenting Ciampolo 27.824
R34iii Two of the Malebranche quarrelling 27.825
R34iv Agnello and Cianfa merging into a single body 27.826
R34v Buoso Donati attacked by the Serpent 27.827
R34v Buoso Donati attacked by the Serpent 23.451
R34vi The Circle of the Falsifiers—Griffolino and Capocchio 27.828
R34vii Dante striking Bocca degli Abbati’s head with his foot 27.829
Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy [restrike]
R35 Christ with a Bow, Trampling Upon Satan [Thomas Butts, Jr., after Blake; 20th century restrike] 61.409
R36 George Cumberland’s Message Card 25.615
R36 George Cumberland’s Message Card 30.821
R40v Death of the Strong Wicked Man 23.456
R40x The Death of The Good Old Man 23.457
R42 John Whitaker, The Seraph. A Collection of Sacred Music (1820), Vol. II [Jones after Blake] 53.40
R48 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782), as below:
R48i Damon at Delia’s Tomb [after Stothard] (Eclogue IV) 10.309
R48ii Frontispiece to the Elegies [after Stothard] 10.307
R48iii Frontispiece to “The Mexican Prophecy” [after Stothard] 10.308
R48iv Tailpiece to the last poem [after Stothard] 10.311
R48 Scott, Poetical Works, Errata Sheet
R58i The Temple of Mirth [after Stothard] 10.313
R79a Fertilization of Egypt [after Fuseli], from The Botanic Garden (1791) 57.20
R79b Tornado [after Fuseli], from The Botanic Garden (3rd ed., 1795) 57.19
R88iv The Death of Cleopatra [after Fuseli], from Allen’s A New and Improved Roman History (2nd ed., 1798) 10.312
R92 Rev. John Caspar Lavater: of Zurich 10.306
R94iii Thomas Hayley, the Disciple of John Flaxman from a Medallion, from Hayley, An Essay on Sculpture (1800) 23.455
R96ii Mrs. Cowper, Mother of the Poet, from Hayley, The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper (1803-4) 10.305
R96v A View of St. Edmund’s Chapel, from Hayley, The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper (1803-4) 23.453
R96vi A Sketch of the Monument Erected in the Church of East Dereham in Norfolk, from Hayley, The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper (1803-4) 23.454

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II. BOOKS

R80 John Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols. 64.326a.-b.
R79 Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden (1795), 2 vols. [Blake after Fuseli] 64.327
R17 Edward Young, The Complaint and the Consolation; or Night Thoughts (1797) B.Reg.1545a
R17 Edward Young, The Complaint and the Consolation; or Night Thoughts (1797) B.Reg.2836
R17 Edward Young, The Complaint and the Consolation; or Night Thoughts (1797) (hand colored) B.Reg.2837
R19 William Hayley, Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1805) 64.347
R40xi Robert Blair, The Grave (1808) [see R8xviii, R17xii, R21, R22] 63.265
R40xi Robert Blair, The Grave (1808), gray boards (subscriber’s copy) [see R8xviii, R17xii, R21, R22] 64.348
R30 Robert John Thornton, The Pastorals of Virgil, with a Course of English Reading (1821) 64.354
R33 Illustrations from the Book of Job (1826) [proofs on India, bound] B.Reg. 2835
R33 Illustrations of the Book of Job M33340
R33 Illustrations of the Book of Job B.Reg. 1571
R33 Illustrations of the Book of Job, second state proof 10.448
R18 William Hayley, Little Tom the Sailor (London: William Blake Society, 1917) 64.371

III. DRAWINGS & WATERCOLORS

Illustrations (9) to Paradise Lost, as below:

Christ Accepting the Office of Redeemer (3:227 ff.) 90.94
Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve (4:492 ff.) 90.96
Adam and Eve Sleeping (4:798 ff.) 90.102
The Archangel Raphael with Adam and Eve (5:443 ff.) 90.97
The Casting of the Rebel Angels into Hell (6:835 ff.) 90.98
The Creation of Eve (8:470 ff.) 90.95
The Temptation and Fall of Eve (9:791 ff.) 90.99
The Expulsion from Eden (12:632 ff.) 90.100
Michael Foretelling the Crucifixion to Adam (12:411 ff.) 90.101
Lucifer and the Pope in Hell (Isaiah 14:4-20) 90.103
Famine 90.104
Plague 90.105
Pestilence: Death of the First Born (Exodus 12:29) 90.106
Moses Erecting the Brazen Serpent (Numbers 21:9) 90.107
The Whirlwind: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Cherubim and Eyed Wheels (Ezekiel 1:4-28) 90.108
Goliath Cursing David (I Samuel 17: 43-44) 90.109
The Woman Taken in Adultery (John 8: 8-9) 90.110
Abraham Preparing to Sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22:9-13) 90.111
Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:33) [color-printed drawing] 27.354

Illustrations (7) to Shakespeare, as below:

Lear and Cordelia 90.112
Juliet 90.113
Cordelia and the Sleeping Lear 90.114
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth 90.115
Othello and Desdemona 90.116
Lear Grasping a Sword 90.117
Falstaff and Prince Hal 90.118

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4 The Stoning of Achan [The Blasphemer], or possibly a sketch for Jerusalem, pl. 25, in red chalk.   165 × 230 mm. Fogg Art Museum.

Illustrations (8) to Comus, as below:

Comus with His Revellers (53-77 and stage directions) 90.119
Comus Disguised as a Shepherd, Addresses the Lady in the Wood (92 ff.) 90.120
The Brothers Plucking Grapes (290 ff.) 90.121
The Brothers Meet the Attendant Spirit in the Wood (489 ff.) 90.122
The Magic Banquet, with the Lady Spell-Bound (658-64 and stage directions, 810 ff.) 90.123
The Brothers Driving out Comus (813 ff. and stage directions) 90.124
Sabrina Disenchanting the Lady (907-20) 90.125
The Lady Restored to Her Parents (945 ff. and stage directions) 90.126

Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University

I. DRAWINGS & WATERCOLORS

The Stoning of Achan [The Blasphemer], or possibly a sketch for Jerusalem, pl. 25, in red chalk (Illus. 4) 1959.162
Old Man and Two Women (verso: Female Figure with the Head of a Horse) 1967.45
Female Figure with the Head of a Horse (verso: Old Man and Two Women) (Illus. 5) 1967.45
The Procession of Draped Figures [formerly attributed to Flaxman] 1970.97
St. Michael Binding Satan [Angel Binds the Dragon] (Revelation 12:10-12) 1915.8
Christ Blessing 1943.180

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Lord Remember Me 1943.400
The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve [Cain Fleeing After the Death of Abel] (Genesis 4) 1943.401
War (Illus. 6)[e] 1943.402
Simeon Prophesying Over the Infant Christ [The Presentation of Christ in the Temple] (Luke ii:25) 1943.403
By the Waters of Babylon (Psalms 137:1-3) 1943.404
The Resurrection (Matthew 28:6) 1943.405
Adam and Eve in Paradise 1943.406
The Burial of Moses [The Devil Rebuked] (Deuteronomy 34:6 and Jude 9) 1943.407
Philoctetes and Neoptolemus at Lemnos 1943.408
Fallen Angels (Illus. 7) 1943.409

Illustrations of the Book of Job (1826) [part of one set of original watercolor designs], as below:

B106 Thus did Job continually (i:5) (illus. no. I) 1943.420
B108 Thy Sons & thy Daughters were eating & drinking Wine in their eldest Brother’s house . . . (i:18) [or, The Fire of God is Fallen from Heaven] (illus. no. III) 1943.419
B109 And I only am escaped alone to tell thee (i:16) (illus. no. IV) 1943.421
B110 Then went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord (ii:7) (illus. no. V) 1943.411
B111 And smote Job with sore Boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head (ii:7) (illus. no. VI) 1943.418
B112 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off & knew him not they lifted up their voices & wept . . . (ii:12) [or, What! Shall we recieve Good at the hand of God & shall we not also recieve evil (ii:10)] (illus. no. VII) 1949.423
B113 Let the Day perish wherein I was Born (iii:3) (illus. no. VIII) 1943.417
B114 Then a Spirit passed before my face the hair of my flesh stood up (iv: 15) (illus. no. IX) 1943.412
B115 The Just Upright Man is laughed to scorn (xii:4) (illus. no. X) 1943.426
B116 With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions (vii:14) (illus. no. XI) 1943.422
B117 I am Young & ye are very Old wherefore I was afraid (xxxii:6) (illus. no XII) 1943.416
B118 Then the Lord answered Job out of the Whirlwind (xxxviii:1) (illus. no. XIII) 1943.413
B119 When the morning Stars sang together, & all the Sons of God shouted for joy (xxxviii:7) (illus. no. XIV) 1943.410

5 Female Figure with the Head of a Horse (verso: Old Man and Two Women).   122 × 98 mm. Graphite on white paper. Fogg Art Museum.
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B120 Behold now Behemoth which I made with thee (xl:19) (illus. no. XV) 1943.415
B121 Thou hast fulfilled the Judgment of the Wicked (xxxvi:17) (illus. no. XVI) 1943.425
B122 I have heard thee with the hearing of the Ear but now my Eye seeth thee (xlii:5) (illus. no. XVII) 1943.424
B123 And my Servant Job shall pray for you (lxii:8) (illus. no. XVIII) 1943.414
B124 Every one also gave him a piece of Money (xlii:11) (illus. no. XIX) 1943.427
B125 There were not found Women fair as the Daughters of Job in all the land & their father gave them inheritance among their Bretheren (xlii:15) (illus. no. XX) 1943.428

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6 War.   298 × 385 mm. Fogg Art Museum.

Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy, as below:

Dante and Virgil on the edge of the Stygian Pool at the foot of a tower 1943.658
Dante and the Usurers 1943.659
Dante, Virgil and Cato 1943.660
The Terrace of Envious Souls 1943.661
The Circle of Traitors: The Alberti Brothers 1943.429
Dante Seizing the Traitor Bocca by the Hair (verso: Head of a Cardinal) 1943.430
The Complaint of the Giant Nimrod 1943.431

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7 Fallen Angels.   192 × 286 mm. Fogg Art Museum.

Agnello de Brunelleschi of Florence being transformed into a serpent 1943.432
Dante and Virgil among the Blasphemers 1943.433
Donati transformed into a serpent (Guercio Cavalcanti retransformed from a serpent to a man) 1943.434
Dante and Virgil gazing into the ditch of the flatterers 1943.435
Demons tormenting the seducers of Malebolge[e] 1943.436
The Minotaur 1943.437
Lucia carrying Dante in his sleep 1943.438
Dante and Virgil in the skiff of Phlegyas are hailed by Filippo Argenti 1943.439
The Circle of Carnal Sinners 1943.440
Ugolino’s Narrative (Ugolino Relating His His Death) 1943.441
The Shades of Homer and other poets of antiquity 1943.442
Virgil rescues Dante from the Evil Demons (Dante and Virgil escaping from the Devils) 1943.443
The Centaurs and the river of Blood 1943.444
Charon and the Condemned Souls 1943.445
The Demons tormenting Ciampolo the Barrator 1943.446
The punishment of Rusticucci and his companions 1943.447

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Victoria & Albert Museum

I. DRAWINGS & WATERCOLORS

Seated man wearing cloak (?representing Shakespeare), reading large volume supported on left knee; two women stand behind E.65-1948
Two figures kneeling, the one in foreground with arms upraised; also a slight sketch of an arm E.66-1948
Satan Arousing His Rebel Angels (illus. to Paradise Lost I.299-303) 6856 (F.A.697)
The Healing of the Woman with an Issue of Blood [The Woman Touching Christ’s Garment] (Matthew 9:20) 1689-1871
The Transfiguration (Luke 9:30) 827-1884
Ruth and Naomi (Ruth 1:8-18) [color print] 69-1894
St. Gregory the Great and the English Captives A.L.6868
Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:2) A.L.9285
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42) A.L.9286
Mercy and Truth Are Met Together (Psalms 85:10) A.L.9287
Tiriel Carried by Ijim (illus. to Tiriel) (Illus. 8) D.148-1890
A woman gazing at the prostrate body of a man, around which a serpent is coiled (possibly a Dantesque subject) 8761.A
Female figure swimming in stream with bearded male figure on right and seated male figure on left; spirit flies down toward swimmer (possibly a Dantesque subject) (verso: sketches of human figures) 8761.B
Sketches of human figures (verso: female figure swimming in stream with bearded male figure on right and seated male figure on left) 8761.B
K25 Little Tom the Sailor (design for head piece) 8762.A
K21 An Angel Descending: Dante’s Divine Comedy. Study fo “The Angel Descending at the Close of the Circle of the Proud” (verso: illus. to Purgatorio) 8762.B
K21 Illustration to Purgatorio (verso: An Angel Descending) 8762.B
K37 Los and Enitharmon (sketch for plate 14 of Jerusalem) 8763.A
K9 Ugolino in Prison (sketch for plate 12 of The Gates of Paradise) (verso: sketch of Blake) 8763.B
K9 Sketch of Blake (verso: Ugolino in Prison, sketch for plate 12 of The Gates of Paradise) 8763.B
K33 Milton and Ololon (sketch for plate 41 of Milton) (verso: pencil sketches) 8764.A
K33 Pencil Sketches (verso: Milton and Ololon, sketch for plate 41 of Milton) 8764.A
K23 Theotormon Woven 8764.B
K1 Glad Day, sketch (verso: sketch of Albion) 8764.C
K1 Albion, sketch (verso: sketch for Glad Day) 8764.C
The Serpent Caressing Eve, probably a sketch for The Temptation and Fall of Eve (verso: sketch of man outstretched on a St. Andrew’s cross) 8765.A
Sketch of a man outstretched on a St. Andrew’s cross (verso: The Serpent Caressing Eve, probably a sketch for The Temptation and Fall of Eve) 8765.A
Urizen Scattering His Thunderbolts 8765.B
K29 Death of the Strong Wicked Man, sketch (verso: sketch of the Ascension) 8765.C
K29 Sketch of the Ascension (verso: sketch for Death of the Strong Wicked Man) 8765.C
The Finding of Moses [The Compassion of Pharoah’s Daughter] (Exodus 2:7-8) P.25-1949

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8 Tiriel Carried by Ijim.   Victoria and Albert Museum

The Third Temptation (Matthew 4:2) P.26-1949
The Fall of Man P.29-1953
Satan Calling Up His Legions P.8-1950
The Virgin and Child in Egypt (Matthew 2:15) P.25-1953
The Infant Jesus riding on a Lamb P.26-1953
The Christ Child Asleep on a Cross P.27-1953
Eve tempted by the Serpent (Genesis 3:1-16) P.28-1953
The Angels Hovering over the Body of Jesus in the Sepulchre [Christ in the Sepulchre Guarded by Angels] P.6-1972
The Angel Rolling the Stone from the Sepulchre (Matthew 28:2) P.7-1972

II. BOOKS

R68 John Caspar Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788) [Blake after Fuseli] 389A
R80 (i-xii) John Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols. 371[A or B]
R17 (i-xliii) Edward Young, The Complaint, and The Consolation; or, Night Thoughts (1797) 422
R100 (i-iii) John Flaxman, The Iliad of Homer (1805) [Blake after Flaxman] 368A
R19 William Hayley, Ballads Founded on
Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1805)
374

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William Blake, A Descriptive Catalogue (1809) 31
R107 (i-xxxvii) John Flaxman, Compositions from the Works and Days and Theogony of Hesiod (1817) [Blake after Flaxman] 367A

III. EARLY FACSIMILES

Jerusalem (Pearson, 1877) E.6125-6224-1905
Marriage of Heaven and Hell (John (John Camden Hotten, 1868) E.52-1906
95.c.67
There is No Natural Religion (Pickering, 1886) E.3371-3382-1906
93D.202
Works by William Blake (1876) E.1374-1516-1905
93.A.123

IV. PRINTS, ENGRAVINGS, ETCHINGS, &c.

Jerusalem, plates 9 and 11 (Illus. 9) E668-1899
EE.140b
Christ with a Bow, Trampling upon Satan [(?)1827; possibly a posthumous impression made by Mr. Shaw of Walsall, 1903 or later] E.268-1928
Mora’s Meditaciones (title-page missing) E.1214-A-k-1886
J-3d(i)
R40iii The Meeting of a Family in Heaven (illus. to The Grave [1813]) 19948
J3.d.(1)
Death’s Door (facsimile of Grave illus. from Scribner’s Monthly, 1881) E.2988-1938
J-3.d.(1)
R46 Morning Amusement (after Watteau’s painting, “Le Rendez-vous de Chasse[e]) E.2987-1938
R57 Robin Hood and Clorinda E.64-1948
ES + 6
R77 Rev. C. G. Salzmann’s Elements of Morality, Vol. I: plates 3, 5-12 [some unfinished] (Blake [?] after Chodowiecki) E.653-661-1935
R84 Illustrations (11) to Narrative . . . by Capt. J. G. Stedman E1215.A-D-1886
J3.d.(ii)
R85 Illustrations (4, Blake after Cumberland) to George Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline, Sculpture, and the System that Guided the Ancient Artists in Composing Their Figures and Groups (1796), numbered 15, 16, 18, 80. [Note: the fact that the last is numbered “80” indicates that it is a late impression used as an illustration in Cumberland’s later work, Outlines from the Ancients, 1829. (Copy in the V & A Library.) In the earlier work it was plate 19.] 29627.16, 26, 27,
30, Js.d.(i)
R85iv Pl. 15: The Conjugal Union of Cupid 29627.26
R85v Pl. 16: Cupid & Psyche 29627.16
R85vi Pl. 18: Iron Age 29627.30
R85vii Pl. [19]: Aristophanes Clouds. Scene 1. 29627.36
R92 Rev. John Caspar Lavater: of Zurich E.1650-1889
G.3.b
R108 Mrs. Q[uentin] E.2829-1938
EST.6.
R109 Wilson Lowry, F.R.S, M.G.S. 27222/pp/50
Death’s-door (drawn and engraved by W. J. Linton after Blake) [“Thirty Pictures by Deceased British Artists engraved . . . for the Art-Union,” 1860, No. 10] E.217-1905
95B.98
When the morning Stars Sang together . . . [from Job] (engraved by J. H. E. Whitney after Blake) (“Proofs from Scribner’s Monthly and St. Nicholas,” 2nd series, pl. x, 1881) E.8081-1905
95B.98
R30 Illustrations (17) to Thornton’s Virgil’s Eclogues, with Imitations by Ambrose Phillips, Pope, and Others (3rd ed., 1821) E.1975-1991-1926
W.w.141
There is No Natural Religion, series a (title-page, frontispiece and 6 plates from a set of 10; plate 7 [Proposition IV] and plate 10 [Conclusion] missing) E.365-372/1956
EE.140 B.

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9 Jerusalem, pl. 11.   Victoria and Albert Museum

There is No Natural Religion (plates 4 and 11 of a set of 11) E.373. 374-1956
All Religions are One (title page only) E.375-1956
Electrotype blocks (16) for plates 1-16 of Gilchrist’s Life (1863), reproducing 2 part-titles and 14 plates from Songs of Innocence, as below: E.750-765-1955
V.9.c.
Pl. 3: Songs of Experience E.750-1955
Pl. 6: The Ecchoing Green E.751-1955
Pl. 8: The Lamb E.752-1955
Pl. 16: A Cradle Song E.753-1955
Pl. 18: The Divine Image E.754-1955
Pl. 24: Nurse’s Song E.755-1955
Pl. 27: On Another’s Sorrow E.756-1955
Pl. 29: Songs of Experience E.757-1955
Pl. 33: Holy Thursday E.758-1955
Pl. 34: The Little Girl Lost E.759-1955
Pl. 36: The Little Girl Found E.760-1955
Pl. 43: My Pretty Rose Tree Ah! Sun-Flower The Lilly E.761-1955
Pl. 46: London E.762-1955
Pl. 47: The Human Abstract E.763-1955
Pl. 48: Infant Sorrow E.764-1955
Pl. 53: The Schoolboy E.765-1955
Illustrations to Dante (7 plates printed in a new edition of 25 from plates in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection) E.4914-4920-1968
EE.60
The Beggar’s Opera (a portfolio compiled by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, various sizes) E-4-16-1971
92.D.71

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