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Blake, William (1757-1827), engraver, artist, and poet

Robert N. Essick

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2585
Blake, William (1757-1827), engraver, artist, and poet

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Childhood, education, and apprenticeship, 1757-1779 | A career in the arts, 1779-1787 | Graphic inventions, 1787-1789 | Revolution and reaction, 1790-1795 | Epic ventures, 1795-1800 | Interlude in Felpham, 1800-1803 | Confrontation and acquittal, 1803-1804 | Commerce and poetry, 1804 | Patronage and the arts, 1805-1817 | New friends and projects, 1818-1826 | The final months, 1827 | Nineteenth-century reputation | Twentieth-century reputation

Reference Entry.  11184 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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