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1863 Photolithograph Jerusalem Portrait Nude William Blake Text Prophecy XAHA3

1863 Photolithograph Jerusalem Portrait Nude William Blake Text Prophecy XAHA3

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This is an original 1863 monochrome photolithograph depicting a page from William Blake's Jerusaken a Prophecy. Blake combines text from and illustration seamlessly and effortlessly while giving hierarchy to the image. When first published in the 1790's, it was part of Blake's famous Continental Prophecy collection.

CONDITION

This 149+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Orig. Photolithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 6.5 inches; 13 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is excited to offer a rare and valuable collection that depicts varied illustrated works by Romantic writer, engraver and artist William Blake. Photolithgraphs and engravings of his most well-known work abound--From his illustrated Book of Job to Songs of Innocence and Experience, each piece comes from a rare First Edition collection of William Blake's works. We're thrilled to be able to offer these items in such fantastic condition! A must-buy for any lover of Blake's illustrations!

Please note that this collection is part of a rare First Edition portfolio from 1863, which features Blake's works. The majority of the pieces depicted in this collection were first published in the late 1700's and early 1800's, during William Blake's lifetime.

This piece was illustrated by Blake, William. There is no visible artist signature.

William Blake (1757-1826)

Currently ranked 38 on BBC's poll of 100 Greatest Britons, William Blake impressed the world with his poetry, prints, visionary ideas... Posthumously, sadly enough. He is considered to be part of the Romantic Age, and was a creative but highly idiosyncratic individual who regularly claimed to have visions. Several of those traits didn't bode well for making friends, and his contemporaries viewed him as being rather mad. Some of the themes surrounding and flowing through his work include: creation (both religious and philosophical), fantasy, idealism as it pertained to the French and American revolutions, mythology and class rebellion.

Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Typography, Type, Decorative Border, Thinker

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