Exhibition examining the life and career of the celebrated English printmaker, painter and poet William Blake (1757–1827).
The exhibition focuses on the artist's formation from his apprenticeship as an engraver to the height of his productivity during the 1790s, as well as highlighting his prophetic-style illustrations and radical political views. The exhibition also explores Blake's influence on a younger generation of printmakers, such as Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert, towards the end of his life.
Among the works on show are several of his best known illuminated books including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, along with a complete set of the plates from Europe: A Prophecy and single prints such as Nebuchadnezzar and Newton.
Tues-Wed 10.00-17.00. Thurs-Sat 10.00-19.00. Sun 12.00-17.00. Mon closed.
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William Blake: Apprentice and Master
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, tel. +44(0)1865278000.