William Blake (1757–1827)

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The artist Blake was an engraver who had a calling as a divinely inspired poet and prophet. He developed an integrated method of engraving copper plates with words and images. His visionary illuminated works include 'Visions of the Daughters of Albion' from 1793 and 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' from 1794 which contains 'Tyger! Tyger! burning bright'. Blake's work later became highly symbolic and complex.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

Title

William Blake (1757–1827)

Date

1953

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 29.2 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

1809a

Acquisition method

purchased, 1953

Work type

Bust

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