Tate 08 Series: William Blake
The River of Life
Tate Liverpool: Display
12 December 200829 March 2009
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

The painter, printmaker, poet and mystical philosopher William Blake (1757–1827) is one of the great geniuses of art history. For Blake, creative inspiration and religious belief were inseparable and in his most dazzling works he expresses almost limitless imaginative ambition.

This display is an intimate look at over 50 works from the Tate collection and includes a series of watercolour illustrations to Dante’s The Divine Comedy.