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Wednesday 27th March 2019: 2:00pm GMT

9William Blake (1757-1827) Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims, circa 1810-1823
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William blake (1757-1827) chaucer's canterbury pilgrims

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William Blake (1757-1827)
Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims

Etching and engraving on heavy wove paper, printed circa 1810-1823, a good even impression of Essick's fourth state (of 5), with no trace of the drypoint verses to the left and right of the title, platemark 355 x 960mm (14 x 37 3/4in) (framed)

Literature:

Bindman 477; Essick XVI

⁂ A good example of Blake's monumental print, where the artist aimed to capture the complex whole of the Canterbury Tales in a single image depicting "the physiognomies or lineaments of universal human life, beyond which Nature never steps." [William Blake]

Condition Report

Good margins

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Full Lot Details

William Blake (1757-1827)
Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims

Etching and engraving on heavy wove paper, printed circa 1810-1823, a good even impression of Essick's fourth state (of 5), with no trace of the drypoint verses to the left and right of the title, platemark 355 x 960mm (14 x 37 3/4in) (framed)

Literature:

Bindman 477; Essick XVI

⁂ A good example of Blake's monumental print, where the artist aimed to capture the complex whole of the Canterbury Tales in a single image depicting "the physiognomies or lineaments of universal human life, beyond which Nature never steps." [William Blake]

Condition Report

Good margins

Condition reports are prepared by the department as a courtesy and guide for clients, and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Condition reports are not warranties and each lot is sold ‘as is’ in accordance with the terms and conditions of sale, as listed on www.forumauctions.co.uk. Forum Auctions cannot take any responsibility for error or omission. Purchasers must in all cases be responsible for determining the condition themselves. The absence of a condition report does not imply that a lot is in perfect condition. Please contact the department for additional images at info@forumauctions.co.uk.