“#9 from the Inward Eye Suite” is a color screenprint, a serigraph, by American printmaker Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz (1930-2020) done in 1970. The image measures 25-1/2 x 19-5/8″. This impression is unsigned, as usual, and is number nine from the “Inward Eye” portfolio of ten images, with words by William Blake. This portfolio was published by Aquarius Press, Baltimore, MD, and has “Aquarius Press 1970 BE” stamped on the verso. This image was printed by the artist and the Master Printers at Aquarius Press in an edition of 500 on a sheet of heavy cream wove paper that measures 25-3/4 x 19-7/8″. There is also a pencil signed edition of 100.
This image is number 9 from the ‘Inward Eye Suite’. The William Blake text on the folder for this image reads:
“Thus were the stars of heaven created like a golden chain / To bind the Body of Man to heaven without falling through the Abyss. / Each took his station & his course began with sorrow and care.
In sevens & tens & fifties, hundreds, thousands, nember’d all / According to their various powers, subordinate to Urizen / And to his sons in their degrees & to his beautious daughters, / Traveling in silent majesty along their order’d ways / In right lined paths outmeasur’d by proportions of number, weight,/ And measure, mathmatic motion wondrous along the deep, / In fiery pyramid, or Cube, or unornamented pillar square / Of fire, far shining, traveling along even to its destin’d end….
Such the periods of many worlds. / Others triangular, right angled course maintain. Other obtuse, / Acute, Scalene, in simple paths; but others move / In intricate ways, biquadrate, Trapeziums, Rhombs, Rhomboids, / Parallelograms triple and quadruple, polygonic / In their amazing hard subdu’d course in the vast deep.”