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  • In April 1827, a few months before his death, Blake wrote to his friend George Cumberland: “The last work I produced is a Poem entitled Jerusalem the Emanation of the Giant Albion. . . . One I have finished. It contains 100 plates but it is not likely that I shall get a Customer for it.” “Jerusalem” was the culmination of Blake’s series of great prophetic books, and he had been at work on it from 1804 on, the date on the title page. Of the five known complete copies of the book, four are printed in black ink and uncolored; the copy to which Blake refers as “finished” is the Mellon copy, printed in red-orange ink and lavishly hand-colored in watercolor with touches of gold paint. At Blake’s death, this deluxe copy passed to his widow, Catherine, from whom it was obtained by Frederick Tatham, who, in a twenty-four-page biographical sketch of Blake in manuscript that he attached to the copy, described it as containing “some of the most noble conceptions possible to the mind of man”. The poem, divided into four chapters, tells of the fall of man, represented by Albion, and his ultimate redemption. This plate is the final image of the first chapter. It shows the fallen Albion being disemboweled.
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  • In April 1827, a few months before his death, Blake wrote to his friend George Cumberland: “The last work I produced is a Poem entitled Jerusalem the Emanation of the Giant Albion. . . . One I have finished. It contains 100 plates but it is not likely that I shall get a Customer for it.” “Jerusalem” was the culmination of Blake’s series of great prophetic books, and he had been at work on it from 1804 on, the date on the title page. Of the five known complete copies of the book, four are printed in black ink and uncolored; the copy to which Blake refers as “finished” is the Mellon copy, printed in red-orange ink and lavishly hand-colored in watercolor with touches of gold paint. At Blake’s death, this deluxe copy passed to his widow, Catherine, from whom it was obtained by Frederick Tatham, who, in a twenty-four-page biographical sketch of Blake in manuscript that he attached to the copy, described it as containing “some of the most noble conceptions possible to the mind of man”. The poem, divided into four chapters, tells of the fall of man, represented by Albion, and his ultimate redemption. This plate is the final image of the first chapter. It shows the fallen Albion being disemboweled.
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  • Alternate title :: Plate 25: "And There Was Heard a Great Lamenting in Beulah"
  • Bibliograpic reference ::
  • Bibliograpic reference :: John Baskett, Paul Mellon's legacy, a passion for British art : masterpieces from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, pp. 276-77, no. 74, pl. 74, N5220 M552 P38 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
  • Bibliograpic reference :: Suzy Halimi, La nuit dans l'Angleterre des Lumières, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 2008, p. 275, fig. 1, PN56.N5 N855 2008 (YCBA)
  • Component of series :: Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion, Bentley Copy E
  • Dimension height :: 22.2cm
  • Dimension height :: 34.3cm
  • Dimension width :: 16.2cm
  • Dimension width :: 26.4cm
  • Exhibition :: An American's Passion for British Art - Paul Mellon's Legacy
  • Exhibition :: Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art
  • Exhibition :: The Human Form Divine - William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection
  • Exhibition :: The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
  • Exhibition :: William Blake
  • Exhibition :: William Blake - His Art & Times
  • Located in :: New Haven
  • Located in :: Not on view
  • Located in :: YCBA, 222, C 137, Sh- 2
  • Located in :: Yale Center for British Art
  • Object type :: drawing
  • Object type :: relief print
  • Object type :: watercolor
  • Subject Concept :: branches
  • Subject Concept :: intestines
  • Subject Concept :: literary theme
  • Subject Concept :: men
  • Subject Concept :: moon
  • Subject Concept :: nudes
  • Subject Concept :: religious and mythological subject
  • Subject Concept :: roots
  • Subject Concept :: stars
  • Subject Concept :: stone
  • Subject Concept :: sun
  • Subject Concept :: tears
  • Subject Concept :: text
  • Subject Concept :: women
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  • Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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  • Jerusalem, Plate 25, "And there was heard...."
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