Albion Rose (or The Dance of Albion)
Maker: William Blake , British, 1757 - 1827
Date: ca. 1793
Dimensions: 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
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.