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Illustration to Eclogue III. Introductory. Thyrsis and Goatherds. 

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Title

Illustration to Eclogue III. Introductory. Thyrsis and Goatherds.

Date of Original

1821

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Format

1 leaf : illustration ; 18 x 10 cm

Storage Location

Rare Books

Notes

Plate opposite page 51, Volume I: Virgil. The Pastorals of Virgil. Third edition.

Unsigned.

Most of the 232 illustrations are not identified, although a few have the name or initials of the wood engraver John Byefield or his sister Mary.

Seventeen of the woodcuts, illustrating Ambrose Philips' Imitation of Eclogue I (volume 1, pages 13-18) were designed and executed by William Blake as follows: Facing page 13, 14 (4 designs), 15 (4 designs), 16 (4 designs), 18 (4 designs). Three others in this series were engraved after Blake by another hand (facing page 17). The wood engraving facing page 21 was engraved by Byfield after a design by Blake based on that of Poussin. Six intaglio plates are signed "Blake, del. et sculp.": volume 1. 4 plates following page 4; volume 2. facing pages 229, 360.

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Catalogue Number

Blake no.787 v.1

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

Pastoral poetry -- Translations into English

Sequence

0787

Contributor(s)

Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837, translator, editor

Item

Art print

Access

Open

Resource ID

10929

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