William Blake (28 November 1757–12 August 1827) was an English poet, visionary, painter, and printmaker. During his lifetime he was not very well known. Today Blake's work is thought to be important in the history of both poetry and the visual arts. His most famous poem is "And did those feet in ancient time" which, more than 100 years later, was put to music by Hubert Parry. The hymn is called "Jerusalem".
Illustrated by Blake [change]
- 1791: Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life
- 1796: Gottfried August Bürger, Leonora (not engraved by him)
- 1797: Edward Young, Night Thoughts
- 1805–1808: Robert Blair, The Grave
- 1808: John Milton, Paradise Lost
- 1819–1820: John Varley, Visionary Heads
- 1821: R.J. Thornton, Virgil
- 1823–1826: The Book of Job
- 1824–1827: John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress (Not finished)
- 1825–1827: Dante, The Divine Comedy (Blake died in 1827 with work on these illustrations still unfinished. Of the 102 watercolours, 7 had been selected for engraving)
- Wilson, Mona. The Life of William Blake, 1948, London: Rupert Hart-Davis, page 77.
- Peter Marshall. William Blake: Visionary Anarchist (1988) ISBN 0-900384-77-8
Other websites [change]
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- Recent Discovery of the Location of William Blake's Grave.
- The William Blake Archive, a multi-media archive, sponsored by the Library of Congress
- Works by William Blake at Project Gutenberg
- Blake250: 2007 London festival celebrating 250 years of William Blake's influence
- Paintings of William Blake