William Blake (British, 1757-1827)
He Eyed the Serpent and the Serpent Him (Buoso Attacked by Francesco di Cavalcanti in the Form of a Serpent), plate 5 from Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy, 1827, 20th century impression (Binyon, 131). Unsigned, inscribed "Impression taken from the copper plate in my collection 1953-1954 Lessing Rosenwald 6/1/54" in pencil in the lower margin. Engraving heavy watercolor paper or similar, plate size 11 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.
Out of the frame the sheet measures 14 3/8 x 20 3/8 inches. Please note that this is an impression from 1953-1954.
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