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William Blake

1757 – 1827

Christ descending into the Grave by William Blake

Christ descending into the Grave   1808

  Line and stipple engraving by L. Schiavonetti
With both artists’ names in the plates.
Ref: Keynes 81; Ray 6; Bindman 466
S 342 x 270 mm
£75 - SOLD
Very fine impression of the engraving by Luigi (Lewis) Schiavonetti after William Blake’s design, from the second issue, as printed for the 1813 edition of Robert Blair’s The Grave. This image was never engraved by William Blake himself - consequently, the engraving offered here is the only form in which this superb image can be obtained.

On cream wove paper with margins, as issued. Generally very fine original condition.