A Visionary Head

William Blake1819 to 1820

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: A Visionary Head
  • Date Created: 1819 to 1820
  • Location Created: London
  • Subject: head, face, man, monument, sketch, genre subject, historical subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w14.3 x h19.1 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "Blakes writing on the | Back-"; in brown ink, lower center: "Drawn by William | Blake-"; in brown ink, lower right: "one of the heads of | Personages Blake used | to call up & see & sketch. | supposed rapidly drawn | from his Vision. | Frederick Tatham"; inscribed on verso in graphite, center right: "Scale of Ten Feet"
  • Artist: William Blake
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1670861
  • Medium: Graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper


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