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. Blakes first (and perhaps happiest) collaboration with his patron William Hayley, one that also included Blakes friend of many years, John Flaxman. This is Blakes 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.
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