William Blake

1757-1827

Thenot remonstrates with Colinet…or “Thine ewes will wander…”


Thenot remonstrates with Colinet…or “Thine ewes will wander…” by William Blake

 

Wood engraving1820-2133x74mm[sheet 87x126 mm]

Ref: Binyon 140 state ii/ii; Bindman 605; Bentley 504

 

One of seventeen illustrations by William Blake for The Pastorals of Virgil published by Dr. R.J. Thornton, 1821.

A strong impression on thin China paper, laid on a larger white wove backing sheet. One of a small number of impressions printed for John Linnell Jnr in or around May 1892.

The importance of these small engravings is without question. They have had a profound influence on English art throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

£950