William Blake Ancient of Days Whitworth Gallery copy

William Blake Ancient of Days, Whitworth Gallery hand colored copy

William Blake, “Ancient Of Days”

William Blake (British, 1757–1827)
Plate 1: Frontispiece, “The Ancient of Days”
in Europe a Prophecy, 1824
Relief etching finished in gold, watercolor and gouache on paper; 9 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. (23.4 x 16.8 cm)
The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Great Britain. Courtesy http://www.metmuseum.org
Hand colored by William Blake.
See Wikipedia for further discussion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_of_Days

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