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Albion Rose (or The Dance of Albion)

Date: ca. 1793
platemark: 10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in. (27.2 x 19.9 cm.)
sheet: 14 1/2 x 10 3/8 in. (36.8 x 26.3 cm.)
Medium: etching/engraving color printed with gum or glue based pigments and hand finished with watercolors, pen and ink on wove paper
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Marks: Watermarked: 1794 / J WHATMAN
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil: an additional plate Inscribed in pencil: 9 [indicating the last plate in the Library copy of "The Song of Los", from which it was removed in 1953] Inscribed on the verso in pencil: end [and] 14 Watermarked: 1794 / J WHATMAN
Object Number: 000.124
Label Text:Etched c. 1793, printed c. 1796. Albion, a traditional personification of England, is for Blake a representation of universal humanity. Here he rises above the dark earth in a burst of light, his ideal human form fully displayed.
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