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Blake, William

Robert N. Essick

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199544486
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2585

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Blake, William

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Blake, William (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet, was born on 28 November 1757 at 28 Broad Street, Soho, London, the third son of James Blake (1723?–1784), a hosier, and his wife, Catherine, née Wright (1723–1792), the widow of Thomas Armitage. Blake had four brothers, ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Art ; Prints and Printmaking

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