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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:

Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens

Call Number: MSS 10
Overview: This collection comprises an extra-illustrated copy--with many engravings and original manuscript letters--of the second edition of John Thomas Smith's Nollekens and his times, comprehending a life of that celebrated sculptor: and memoirs of several contemporary artists, from the time of Roubillac, Hogarth, and Reynolds, to that of Fuseli, Flaxman, and Blake (London : Henry Colburn, 1829).
Dates: 1708-1875, bulk 1768-1836

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1828 November 19

 Item — Box: 2-472
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking "Can you tell me where the widow of Blake the artist lives?". The writer is presumably to be identified both with the William Twopenny referred to as pupil-master to Charles Winston and the man of this name who was a collector and who was the principal patron of the artist John Wykenham Archer.
Dates: 1828 November 19