Blake's Water-Colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

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At the dawn of the 19th century, Blake created this imaginative series of 116 watercolors to illustrate 13 poems by Thomas Gray. Including such popular poems as "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" and "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat," these rarely exhibited treasures remained exclusively in the hands of collectors for close to 175 years. This is the first inexpensive, full-color reproduction, with the complete text of the poems.

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Overview

At the dawn of the 19th century, Blake created this imaginative series of 116 watercolors to illustrate 13 poems by Thomas Gray. Including such popular poems as "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" and "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat," these rarely exhibited treasures remained exclusively in the hands of collectors for close to 175 years. This is the first inexpensive, full-color reproduction, with the complete text of the poems.

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Presents 116 seldom-seen watercolors created by Blake to illustrate 13 poems by Thomas Gray, including such popular ones as "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" and "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat." Originally commissioned by Blake's artist friend, John Flaxman, for his wife's library, these treasures have remained in the hands of collectors for close to 175 years, jealously guarded and rarely exhibited. Oversize: 9.25x11.50<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Blake created his series of 116 watercolors at the turn of the century to illustrate 13 poems by Thomas Gray: this reproduces his watercolors in an affordable edition, allowing a much wider audience access to his works. Blake's Watercolours For The Poems Of Thomas Gray republishes all 116 plates originally in the Trianon Press edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486409443
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/25/2000
  • Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.18 (w) x 11.66 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

    GIVE THIS A LOOK

    The combination of Blake's artwork and Gray's poetry is magical. The watercolors are emotionally moving and intimate. Give this a look!

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