William Blake The Six-Footed Serpent Attacking Agnolo Brunelleschi 1826–7, reprinted 1968

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Artwork details

Artist
William Blake 1757–1827
Title
The Six-Footed Serpent Attacking Agnolo Brunelleschi
Date 1826–7, reprinted 1968
Medium Line-engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 245 x 337 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Lessing J. Rosenwald 1975
Reference
T01953
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Catalogue entry

T01953 Illustrations to Dante's ‘Divine Comedy’: Restrikes 1826–7/1968 [A00005-A00011; N03351-N03370; T01950-T01956; complete]

T 01950–6 /-
Seven line-engravings on Japanese paper 383×459 (15 7/8×18 1/16)
Inscribed in pencil below each print, ‘A restrike from the copper plate in my collection. August 1968 Lessing J. Rosenwald’ b.r. within platemark, and 2/25 hoehn imp 68' b.r. outside platemark.
Presented by Lessing J. Rosenwald 1975
PROVENANCE Commissioned by Lessing J. Rosenwald 1968
LITERATURE As for A00005-A00011; Bentley Blake Books 1977, p.545, no.448D

T01950-T01956 are restrikes made in 1968 from Blake's original plates in the Rosenwald collection, now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. They were printed by Harry Hoehn for Lessing J. Rosenwald at the suggestion of Ruthven Todd. The edition was of twenty-five sets. In 1955 Mr Rosenwald had had another, less successful set of restrikes pulled, also in an edition of twenty-five.

T01953 The Six-footed Serpent Attacking Agnolo Brunelleschi

Engraving 245×337 (9 5/8×13 1/4); platemark 280×353 (11×13 1/2)
Inferno XXV, 49–78.

Published in:
Martin Butlin, William Blake 1757-1827, Tate Gallery Collections, V, London 1990

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