Item #107298 Orlando Furioso (the single plate by Blake). William Blake.

Orlando Furioso (the single plate by Blake)

1783. London: Printed for the Author; Sold by T. Bathurst, Payne and Son..., 1783.

Single sheet, a bit soiled, the volume and page numbers at the top rubbed away.

§ Blake’s engraving is after a drawing by Stothard depicting the furious Orlando brandishing a huge tree. Essick notes: “In a letter... to William Hayley, Blake states that he is ‘absorbed’ in the study of several poets including Ariosto”. Bentley, Blake Books, 417A.  Essick, CBI, XII. Item #107298

Price: $200.00

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