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    31 July 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)

    The Circle of the Corrupt Officials (The Devils Mauling Each Other), from Dante's Divine Comedy (Binyon 129; Bindman 649)

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    WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)
    The Circle of the Corrupt Officials (The Devils Mauling Each Other), from Dante's Divine Comedy (Binyon 129; Bindman 649)
    engraving, 1827, on Chine appliqué to wove paper, from the edition of 120 published by J. Linnell, Sen., London, 1838 or from the edition of 50 published by J. Linnell, Jr., London, 1892, with margins, the Chine lifting in places from the support, a vertical crease running the length of the sheet at left (affecting the image), a 3½-in. horizontal crease in the center left margin extending to the plate mark (backed), surface soiling, foxing and creasing in the margins
    P. 9½ x 13 1/8 in. (241 x 333 mm.)
    S. 15¾ x 20½ in. (400 x 521 mm.)


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