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The Ancient of Days, by William Blake

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An image of The Ancient of Days. Frontispiece to 'Europe A Prophecy'. Blake, William (British, 1757-1827). Relief etching, colour printing, hand colouring, watercolour, pen and red ink, touched with gold, on paper, 1794-1821. Production Note: The title-page is dated 1794 but the water-marks in the paper show that this copy was not executed before 1820-1821. Framing line in red around the plate.

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The Ancient of Days. Frontispiece to 'Europe A Prophecy'. Blake, William (British, 1757-1827). Relief etching, colour printing, hand colouring, watercolour, pen and red ink, touched with gold, on paper, 1794-1821. Production Note: The title-page is dated 1794 but the water-marks in the paper show that this copy was not executed before 1820-1821. Framing line in red around the plate.

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  • Accession Number: P.127-1950(19)
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 767 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 815.23kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:08:13 14:11:38

Key words

18th Century 19th Century bearded beards Blake British School clouds compass creation creator etching Europe Fitz_PDP God the Father gods hand coloured heaven heavenly illustration kneeling light light and dark male nude nude poem poetry poets print prophecy prophetic relief etching religious Romanticism Urizen vision visionary watercolour William Blake

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