• Blake, William

    Blake, William

    William Blake (1757-1827) was a painter and poet who made a living as an engraver and illustrator. He spoke of having visions from an early age and was a nonconformist, associating with the leading radical thinkers of his day.  His best- known collections were Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794) printed in illustrated format reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts.


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