DAC Collection Object Information
The Whirlwind of Lovers, Plate I,
Engraving on linen-fiber paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Dimensions (Plate): 276 x 353 mm (10.9 x 13.9 in.)
Dimensions (Sheet): 390 x 570 mm (15.4 x 22.4 in.)
Watermark: Unbleached Arnold
Edition: Restrike from plate in the Rosenwald collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Illustration to Dante’s Inferno.
Accession number: 19126.96.36.199
Anonymous gift, 1973
Dante’s Inferno (Canto V, 1.137): “and like a corpse fell to the ground”
Bibliography: Binyon 127; The Engraved Designs of William Blake (National Gallery of Art); The Art of William Blake, Bi-Centennial Exhibition October 18 – December 1, 1957 (Smithsonian Institution), p. 45.
Work Type: print
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