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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1824 - 1827|
|Artist:||William Blake - View biography for William Blake|
The scene refers to Dante's 'Divine Comedy: Paradiso 19' and the Recroding Angel who in the guise of the 'angel' of convention and tradition upholds Moral Law. For Blake however, salvation came through active love and forgiveness rather than Dante's allusions to the passive observance of Moral Law.
|Presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, with assistance from the National Art Collections Fund and the Feeney Trust, 1919.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Watercolour with pen and ink over pencil.|