Third plate “Thomas Hayley” in: An Essay on Sculpture: In a Series of Epistles to John Flaxman.

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1800. Plate facing p. 163, a little browned around the edges. Engraved by Blake, signed. Blake’s first (and perhaps happiest) collaboration with his patron William Hayley, one that also included Blake’s friend of many years, John Flaxman. This is Blake’s only illustration of Hayley. The book has become very scarce and the prints are rarely if ever available separately. Bentley, Blake Books, 467. Essick, Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXIX. Item #100892

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