William Blake

Born: 1757
Died: 1827
Biography
Visionary, poet, painter, print-maker (engraver and etcher). Active in London and in Felpham, Sussex (1800-03). Enrolled probably in July 1779 as a student at the Royal Academy of Arts; first exhibited at the Academy in 1780.
 
Works of Art: 61
Books: 21
Archives: 17
Works by

Sketch for the frontispiece to...   
Sketch for the frontispiece to...
1802
William Blake
  

The Elephant   
The Elephant
2 June 1802
William Blake
  

The Graphic Muse   
The Graphic Muse
21 February 1806
William Blake
  

'And Unyok'd Heifers, Loitering Homeward,...   
'And Unyok'd Heifers, Loitering Homeward,...
1821
William Blake
  

'With Songs the Jovial Hinds...   
'With Songs the Jovial Hinds...
1821
William Blake
  

Thenot and Colinet at Supper   
Thenot and Colinet at Supper
1821
William Blake
  
 

Thenot and Colinet Folding their...   
Thenot and Colinet Folding their...
1821
William Blake
  

  

1821
William Blake
  

Colinet with his Shepherd's Pipe,...   
Colinet with his Shepherd's Pipe,...
1821
William Blake
  

Colinet Rests by a Stream...   
Colinet Rests by a Stream...
1821
William Blake
  

'A Rolling Stone is ever...   
'A Rolling Stone is ever...
1821
William Blake
  

Colinet's 'Fond Desire Strange Lands...   
Colinet's 'Fond Desire Strange Lands...
1821
William Blake
  
 

Sabrina's Silvery Flood   
Sabrina's Silvery Flood
1821
William Blake
  

'Nor Fox, nor Wolf, nor...   
'Nor Fox, nor Wolf, nor...
1821
William Blake
  

The Blighted Corn   
The Blighted Corn
1821
William Blake
  

Thenot with Colinet Waving his...   
Thenot with Colinet Waving his...
1821
William Blake
  

Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet: Lightfoot...   
Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet: Lightfoot...
1821
William Blake
  

Thenot and Colinet Converse Seated...   
Thenot and Colinet Converse Seated...
1821
William Blake
  
 

Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet   
Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet
1821
William Blake
  

Frontispiece: Thenot and Colinet   
Frontispiece: Thenot and Colinet
1821
William Blake
  
Works after

The Waking of Leonora   
The Waking of Leonora
William Blake
  
Works associated with

Thetis entreating Jupiter to honor...   
Thetis entreating Jupiter to honor...
John Flaxman
  

Minerva repressing the fury of...   
Minerva repressing the fury of...
John Flaxman
  

Homer invoking the Muse   
Homer invoking the Muse
John Flaxman
  

Fertilization of Egypt   
Fertilization of Egypt
1 December 1791
Henry Fuseli
  

Fantasy portrait of Michelangelo before...   
Fantasy portrait of Michelangelo before...
Henry Fuseli
  

Iris.   
Iris.
Hesiod
  
 

Furies, Cerberus, Pluto, Proserpine, Harpies,...   
Furies, Cerberus, Pluto, Proserpine, Harpies,...
Hesiod
  

Giants and Titans.   
Giants and Titans.
Hesiod
  

Gods and Titans.   
Gods and Titans.
Hesiod
  

The brethren of Saturn delivered.   
The brethren of Saturn delivered.
Hesiod
  

Infant Jupiter.   
Infant Jupiter.
Hesiod
  

Saturn and his children.   
Saturn and his children.
Hesiod
  
 

Astraeus and Aurora.   
Astraeus and Aurora.
Hesiod
  

Typhaon Echidna Geryon.   
Typhaon Echidna Geryon.
Hesiod
  

Sea divinities.   
Sea divinities.
Hesiod
  

Venus.   
Venus.
Hesiod
  

Venus.   
Venus.
Hesiod
  

Night Love Erebus Chaos.   
Night Love Erebus Chaos.
Hesiod
  
 

Jupiter and the muses.   
Jupiter and the muses.
Hesiod
  

Hesiod and the muses.   
Hesiod and the muses.
Hesiod
  

Theogony.   
Theogony.
Hesiod
  

The happy man.   
The happy man.
Hesiod
  

Pleiades.   
Pleiades.
Hesiod
  

Pleiades.   
Pleiades.
Hesiod
  
 

The good race.   
The good race.
Hesiod
  

The evil race.   
The evil race.
Hesiod
  

The evil race.   
The evil race.
Hesiod
  

Iron age.   
Iron age.
Hesiod
  

Modesty and Justice returning to...   
Modesty and Justice returning to...
Hesiod
  

Brazen age.   
Brazen age.
Hesiod
  
 

Good daemons.   
Good daemons.
Hesiod
  

Golden age.   
Golden age.
Hesiod
  

Pandora opening the vase.   
Pandora opening the vase.
Hesiod
  

Pandora brought to Epimetheus.   
Pandora brought to Epimetheus.
Hesiod
  

Pandora brought to earth.   
Pandora brought to earth.
Hesiod
  

Pandora shewn to the gods.   
Pandora shewn to the gods.
Hesiod
  
 

Pandora attired.   
Pandora attired.
Hesiod
  

Pandora gifted.   
Pandora gifted.
Hesiod
  

Hesiod admonishing Perses.   
Hesiod admonishing Perses.
Hesiod
  

Title-page   
Title-page
Hesiod
  

Blake, William   Works by William Blake. Songs of innocence. 1789. Songs of experience. 1794. Book of Thel. 1789. Vision of the daughters of Albion. 1793. America: a prophecy. 1793. Europe: a prophecy. 1794. The first book of Urizen. 1794. The song of Los. 1794. Reproduced in facsimile from the original edition. - [London] 1876.   
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Finberg, A. J., (Alexander Joseph)   The English water colour painters - London ; New York [1906]   
14/1326   
Blake, William   Songs of innocence / by William Blake ; with a preface by Thomas Seccombe and twelve coloured illustrations by Honor C. Appleton. - London [n.d.]   
09/163   
Hayley, William   The Life Of George Romney, Esq. - [Epigraphs] - By William Hayley, Esq. - - London. - 1809.   
07/1285   
Hoare, Prince   An Inquiry Into The Requisite Cultivation And Present State Of The Arts Of Design In England. By Prince Hoare. - London: 1806. [Price 7s. in Boards.]   
06/1890   
Cumberland, George   Thoughts On Outline, Sculpture, And The System That Guided The Ancient Artists In Composing Their Figures And Groupes: Accompanied With Free Remarks On The Practice Of The Moderns, And Liberal Hints Cordially Intended For Their Advantage. To Which Are Annexed Twenty-Four Designs Of Clasical Subjects Invented On The Principles Recommended In The Essay By George Cumberland. - London. [1796]   
06/1018   
Illustrations of The Book of Job Invented & Engraved by William Blake 1825   - London: Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825   
05/5069   
Swinburne, Algernon Charles   William Blake. A Critical Essay. By Algernon Charles Swinburne. With Illustrations From Blake's Designs In Facsimile, Coloured And Plain. Second Edition. - London: 1868. [All rights reserved.]   
05/3626   
Gilchrist, Alexander   Life Of William Blake, "Pictor Ignotus." With Selections From His Poems And Other Writings By The Late Alexander Gilchrist, Of The Middle Temple, Barrister-At-Law; Author Of "The Life Of William Etty, R.A." Illustrated From Blake's Own Works, In Facsimile By W.J. Linton, And In Photolithography; With A Few Of Blake's Original Plates. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.) - London and Cambridge: 1863. [The Right of Translation is reserved.]   
05/3622   
Blair, Robert   The Grave, A Poem. By Robert Blair. Illustrated By Twelve Etchings Executed From Original Designs. To Which Is Added A Life Of The Author. - London: 1813.   
05/3572   
Young, Edward   The Complaint, And The Consolation; Or, Night Thoughts, By Edward Young, LL.D. - London: [1797]   
05/3250   
Godwin, Mary   Original Stories From Real Life; With Conversations, Calculated To Regulate The Affections, And Form The Mind To Truth And Goodness. By Mary Wollstonecraft. - London: 1791.   
05/1902   
The Works Of William Hogarth, From The Original Plates Restored By James Heath, Esq. R.A.; With The Addition Of Many Subjects Not Before Collected; To Which Are Prefixed, A Biographical Essay On The Genius and Productions of Hogarth, And Explanations Of The Subjects Of The Plates, By John Nichols, Esq. F.S.A.   - London: (1837?)   
05/62   
Compositions From The Works Days And Theogony Of Hesiod. Designed By John Flaxman, R.A. P.S. Engraved By William Blake.   - London Jan. 1, 1817.   
04/3183   
Stuart, James   The · Antiquities · Of Athens · Measured · And · Delineated By · James · Stuart · F.R.S. And F.S.A. And · Nicholas · Revett · Painters · And · Architects. Volume · The · First · (-Third.) - London [1762 (1787) (1794)]   
03/2784   
Sepulchral Monuments In Great Britain Applied To Illustrate The History Of Families, Manners, Habits, And Arts, At The Different Periods From The Norman Conquest To The Seventeenth Century. With Introductory Observations. Part I. Containg The Four First Centuries. (Part II. Containing The Fifteenth Century.)   - London [1786-1796]   
03/2602   
Emlyn, Henry   A Proposition For A New Order In Architecture, With Rules For Drawing the several Parts. By Henry Emlyn, of Windsor. The Second Edition, With The Addition Of Eleven Plates And The Explanation Shewing the Intercolumniations and Arcades of the Composition, And how it is adapted to assemble with the Grecian and Roman orders; also, the Manner of placing it over the Doric, Ionic, Composite, and Corinthian Orders; with some concluding Remarks. - London; [1784]   
03/2557   
Emlyn, Henry   A Proposition For A New Order In Architecture, With Rules For Drawing the several parts. By Henry Emlyn, of Windsor. - London; [1781]   
03/2556   
Flaxman, John, R.A.   A Letter To The Committee For Raising The Naval Pillar, Or Monument, Under The Patronage Of His Royal Highness The Duke of Clarence. By John Flaxman, Sculptor. - London: 1799.   
03/2261   
The Iliad Of Homer Engraved From The Compositions Of Iohn Flaxman R·A· Sculptor, London.   - London: March 1. 1805.   
03/2259   
Fuseli, Henry, R.A.   Lectures On Painting, Delivered At The Royal Academy March 1801, By Henry Fuseli, P.P. With Additional Observations And Notes. - London: 1801.   
03/2265   
RI2/2    [On Composition and Decoration]    [c.1879]    Item   
RI/1/95    W.B. Richmond, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith, to Ernest Tatham Richmond    [Jan-Mar 1908]    Item   
RI/1/45    W.B. Richmond, 8 Via Felice, Rome, to George Richmond, R.A.    3 Mar [1867]    Item   
HU/7/17    C. Griffith, Sarum, to Ozias Humphry, Prince of Wales Hotel, Sloane Street, Knightsbridge    11 Jul 1808    Item   
HU/5/44    James Curry, Kettering, to Ozias Humphry, Old Bond Street    15 Aug 1797    Item   
AND/15/253    Sales catalogue cutting    31 Jun 1852    Item   
AND/13/277    [copy] Circular letter by William Blake, to Ozias Humphry    15 May 1809    Item   
AND/13/274    Anderdon's biographical notes on William Blake    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/13/272    Receipt    30 Dec 1807    Item   
AND/13/262    Published off-print from Gilchrist's iLife of William Blake/i    [1863]    Item   
AND/13/217    Anderdon's notes on the current fashion for William Blake    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/13/155    Anderdon's notes on 1807 exhibit #274, by Thomas Phillips    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/11/82    Anderdon's notes on the opinions of William Blake    12 Mar 1865    Item   
JU/12/17    S. Palmer, Furze Hill House, Mead Vale, Red Hill, Surrey [to Edward Basil Jupp]    Apr 1868    Item   
AND/6/52    Cutting from a sales catalogue, lot 940, Songs of Innocence, by William Blake    1828    Item   
GRI/3/410    Charles H. L Woodd, Roslyn, Hampstead, to George Richmond    30 Jun 1868    Item   
GRI/3/399    Charles H. L. Woodd, Roslyn, Hampstead, to George Richmond    11 Jan 1868    Item