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ID: 500012489
 
Record Type: Person
Blake, William (English poet and printmaker, 1757-1827)

Note: English poet and printmaker who became one of leading figures of what would later be called Romanticism. His most original work is to be found in his hand-printed books of prophecy and personal mythology, done by a process he called "illuminated printing." Blake was largely forgotten until Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelites hailed his work as visionary, and by the 20th century his ideas were seen as blueprints for the counterculture ideas of the 1960s. His wife Catherine assisted him in hand-coloring his illuminated prints.

Names:
Blake, William (preferred,V,index,LC)
William Blake (V,display)
Bleik, Uil'iam (V)
Bleĭk, Uilʹi︠a︡m (U)
Blake, W. (U)
בלייק, ויליאם (U)
בליק, ויליאם (U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
printmaker
painter
writer
poet
philosopher
watercolorist
illustrator
draftsman

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Blake, Catherine  
................................  (British painter, ca.1762-1831) [500016458]
sibling of ....  Blake, Robert  
..................  (English draftsman and painter, 1762-1787) [500006085]
spouse of ....  Blake, Catherine  
................  (British painter, ca.1762-1831) [500016458]
worked with ....  Parker, James  1784-1787
....................  (English engraver, 1750-1805) [500064970]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Blake, William (I)

Biographies:
(English poet and printmaker, 1757-1827) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1757-1827) ..... [GRL]
(English printmaker, 1757-1827) ..... [Grove Art]
(British artist, 1757-1827) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1757-1827) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, philospher, and poet, 1757-1827) ..... [VP]
(British draftsman, printmaker, painter, and poet; b. 1757 London; d. 1827 London, England) ..... [VP]
(British painter, 1757-1827) ..... [PROV]
(British, 1757-1827) ..... [JPGM]
(British, 1757-1827) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British printmaker, illustrator, painter, poet, 1757-1827) ..... [BHA]
(British artist, 1757-1827) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Blake, W. ........ [GRL]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78095331
Blake, William ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78095331
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 78095331 accessed 17 October 2005
..............................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 56
..............................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Bleik, Uil'iam ........ [VP]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 17 October 2005
Bleĭk, Uilʹi︠a︡m ........ [GRL]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78095331
William Blake ........ [PROV, VP]
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
בלייק, ויליאם ........ [GRL]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78095331
בליק, ויליאם ........ [GRL]
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78095331

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 17 October 2005
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 17 October 2005; n 78095331 accessed 17 October 2005
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 56
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 Sept 2002
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