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Blake, William, 1757-1827



  • Existence: 1757-11-28 - 1827-08-12

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

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Blake collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 914
Overview: The collection consists of documents, correspondence, and drawings by the English artist William Blake and his colleague John Linnell. Included are business and financial documents covering the relationship between Blake and Linnell, a letter from Blake to Linnell, two drawings by Blake, and a portrait of Blake by Linnell. The items were acquired by the library between 1941 and 1973.
Dates: 1780-1957, bulk 1780-1834

Tracings of illustrations by William Blake for Dante's Divina Commedia.

Call Number: GEN MSS 1396
Overview: The collection consists of a series of tracings by John Linnell of 99 of the 102 drawings made by William Blake to illustrate Dante's Divina Commedia.
Dates: 1831