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William Blake Book of Postcards
William Blake Book of Postcards
William Blake Book of Postcards
William Blake Book of Postcards
William Blake Book of Postcards
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William Blake Book of Postcards

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Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with the Fitzwilliam Museum

ISBN 9780764979675
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William Blake Book of Postcards
Now considered a seminal poet, painter, and engraver of the Romantic Age, William Blake (British, 1757–1827) achieved recognition as a poet during his lifetime but was not widely known as an artist. Despite having followed a rather conventional path to an art career (drawing school, apprenticeship to an engraver, and subsequent formal art study at the Royal Academy in London), Blake was an original thinker and an artistic innovator. He invented relief etching (which he called illuminated printing), a process that allowed the integration and handcolouring of text and illustration within the same printed image. Using this new printing technique he self-published illuminated books of his poetry and art.

A visionary since childhood—some would ultimately deem him mad—Blake was a man of strong opinions about life, religion, social justice, and politics. He was deeply interested in history and mythology, which, along with his often controversial beliefs, he personalized and channeled into poetry and art. His dual significance to his era as both writer and artist, as well as his influence on future generations, continues to capture the attention of scholars and laypeople to this day.

The thirty images presented in this book of postcards are in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, which has an exceptionally rich collection of Blake material—including watercolours, drawings, prints, and illuminated books.

Images
  1. Death on a Pale Horse, illustration to the Bible, c. 1800
  2. Joseph Ordering Simeon to Be Bound, from The Story of Joseph series, c. 1784–1785
  3. Joseph Making Himself Known to His Brethren, from The Story of Joseph series, c. 1784–1785
  4. Frontispiece to The Book of Ahania, 1795
  5. Frontispiece to America a Prophecy, 1793–1821
  6. Preludium from America a Prophecy, 1793–1821
  7. Appear to the Americans from America a Prophecy, 1793–1821
  8. Albions Angel Stood beside the Stone from America a Prophecy, 1793–1821
  9. The Terror Answered from America a Prophecy, 1793–1821
  10. So Cried He from America a Prophecy, 1793–1821
  11. Frontispiece to Europe a Prophecy, 1794–1821
  12. Preludium from Europe a Prophecy, 1794–1821
  13. Now Comes the Night from Europe a Prophecy, 1794–1821
  14. Enitharmon Slept from Europe a Prophecy, 1794–1821
  15. Albions Angel Rose from Europe a Prophecy, 1794–1821
  16. Vala, Hyle and Skofeld from Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion, 1804–1818
  17. Ugolino and His Sons in Prison, illustration to Dante’s Divine Comedy, 1826
  18. Christ Tempted by Satan to Turn the Stones into Bread, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Regained, c. 1816–1818
  19. Christ Refusing the Banquet, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Regained, c. 1816–1818
  20. Satan Tempts Christ with the Kingdoms of the Earth, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Regained, c. 1816–1818
  21. Christ’s Troubled Sleep, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Regained, c. 1816–1818
  22. The House of Death, The Lazar House, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Lost, c. 1795
  23. Morning Chasing Away the Phantoms, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Regained, c. 1816–1818
  24. Christ Returns to His Mother, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Regained, c. 1816–1818
  25. The Angel of the Divine Presence Clothing Adam and Eve with Coats of Skins, illustration to the Bible, 1803
  26. The Three Marys at the Sepulchre, illustration to the Bible, 1800–1803
  27. The Ascension, illustration to the Bible, c. 1805–1806
  28. The Archangel Michael Foretelling the Crucifixion, illustration to Milton’s Paradise Lost, begun in 1822
  29. The Complaint of Job: What Is Man That Thou Shouldst Try Him Every Moment?, illustration to the Bible, c. 1804
  30. The Wise and Foolish Virgins, illustration to the Bible, c. 1822
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