The Bard

The Bard



John Flaxman, R.A. (1755-1826)
The Bard

Pen and grey ink over pencil
27.7 by 28.7 cm., 10 ¾ by 11 ¼ in.

Gerald Robinson;
L.G. Duke;
Iolo A. Williams (1890-1962);
By descent until sold at Sotheby's, 31
st March 1999, lot 6

The drawing relates to William Blake's poem `The Voice of the Ancient Bard' published in Songs of Innocence in 1789.