William Blake
Tate Britain: Exhibition
9 November 200011 February 2001
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  • William Blake, 'Newton' 1795/circa 1805

    William Blake
    Newton 1795/circa 1805
    Colour print finished in ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 460 x 600 mm
    Presented by W. Graham Robertson 1939

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  • William Blake, 'Plate 4 of 'Visions of the Daughters of Albion'' circa 1795

    William Blake
    Plate 4 of 'Visions of the Daughters of Albion' circa 1795
    Colour print finished in ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 75 x 115 mm
    Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the National Gallery and donations from the Art Fund, Lord Duveen and others, and presented through the the Art Fund 1919

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  • William Blake, 'Plate 2 of 'Urizen': 'Teach these Souls to Fly'' ?1796

    William Blake
    Plate 2 of 'Urizen': 'Teach these Souls to Fly' ?1796
    Colour print finished in ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 109 x 102 mm
    Purchased 1922

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This exhibition takes a fresh view of the unique and innovative British artist and poet, William Blake (1757–1827). Although largely overlooked in his time, Blake’s impact and influence on later generations of artists, writers and musicians has been enormous and he remains a major reference point in British culture today.

There are full details of the exhibition here on the web, including all the exhibition themes, a Blake Fact File with an A-Z of characters and a chronology of his life. There is also a specially commissioned Blake Interactive education project, where you can explore the artist’s work in even more depth, listen to some of his poems, explore Blake’s London, and download a teachers’ pack. All these links are in the menu at the top of the page.

‘A stupendous exhibition’
Sunday Telegraph

‘Images that enter realms of bodily feeling that almost no other art can reach’
The Independent