• William Blake, 'The Good and Evil Angels' 1795/?circa 1805

    William Blake
    The Good and Evil Angels 1795/?circa 1805
    Colour print finished in ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 445 x 594 mm
    Presented by W. Graham Robertson 1939

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The exhibition displays the full range of William Blake’s art and poetry, together with contextual materials, and is arranged in four sections. For detailed information on each section click on the titles below:

One of the Gothic Artists concentrates on Blake’s life-long interest in the Gothic, both as a source of his own distinctive style and technique and as an ideal of spiritual and artistic integrity.

The Furnace of Lambeth’s Vale focuses on Blake’s life in Lambeth during the 1790s, when his radical political views and innovative printmaking techniques fused in a new visionary art.

Chambers of the Imagination explores Blake’s visionary universe, analysing the cultural materials out of which he forged his ideas, his language and his images.

Many Formidable Works displays a selection of the major illuminated books that not only affirm Blake’s original vision but represents those works for which the artist himself wished to be remembered.