God Creating the Universe

Unknown artistca. 1800

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: God Creating the Universe
  • Date Created: ca. 1800
  • Location: Not on View, Not on View, Not on View
  • Subject: arms, clouds, sky, gods - classical mythology, creation, man, compasses, calipers, historical subject
  • Place Part Of: Not on View
  • Physical Dimensions: w33.3 x h23.5 cm
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Marks: T.E. Lewinsky collector's mark
  • Inscription: Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "The Ancient of Days in an orb of light surrounded | by dark clouds as referred to in the Proverbs VIII. 27 | stooping down with an enormous pair of compasses to | describe the destined orb ot the World - | (Blake) Paradise Lost | Book VII line 236"; in brown ink, center right: "'When he prepared the Heavens. | I was there, when he set a compass | wpon the face of the depth' | Proverbs Chap 8 v 27"
  • Artist: Unknown artist
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666510
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper


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