1964 Offset Lithograph William Blake Voice Ancient Bard Harp Poetry Design XAT5

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This is an original 1964 color offset lithograph of "The Voice of the Ancient Bard."

Please note the dimensions of this piece.

CONDITION

This 47+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Offset Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5 inches; 9 x 13 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)

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: Romanticism, Romantic Age, Bearded Figure, God

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