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A DESCRIPTIVE

CATALOGUE OF PICTURES,

POETICAL AND HISTORICAL INVENTIONS,

PAINTED BY WILLIAM BLAKE IN WATER-COLOURS.
Being the ancient method of Fresco Painting revived:

and Drawings for Public Inspection, and for Sale by Private Contract.

London : Printed by D. N. Shury, 7, Berwick Street, Soho, for J. Blake, 28, Broad Street, Golden Square. 1809.


CONDITIONS OF SALE.

I. One-third of the Price to be paid at the time of Purchase, and the remainder on Delivery.

II. The Pictures and Drawings to remain in the Exhibition till its close, which will be the 25th of September, 1809: and the Picture of The Canterbury Pilgrims, which is to be engraved, will be sold only on condition of its remaining in the Artist's hands twelve months, when it will be delivered to the Buyer.


NUMBER. I.

The Spiritual Form of Nelson guiding Leviathan, in whose wreathings are infolded the Nations of the Earth.

Clearness and precision have been the chief objects in painting these Pictures. Clear colours unmudded by oil, and firm and determinate lineaments unbroken by shadows, which ought to display and not to hide form, as is the practice of the latter Schools of Italy and Flanders.