Blake Records / Edition 2

Blake Records / Edition 2

by G. E. Bentley, G. E. Bentley
     
 

Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake scholar, G. E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings… See more details below

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Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake scholar, G. E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life, career, family, friends and patrons. The result of decades of research, this book is scholarly and comprehensive, besides being accessible and highly enlightening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300096859
Publisher:
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Series:
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
988
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Blake Sites
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Owners and Repositories of Unique Materials
New References to Blake
Seven Red Herrings
Genealogies of Blake, Armitage, Boucher-Butcher
Introduction
Prelude: Family and Milieu, 1714-17571
Pt. IThe Visionary Apprentice: A City of Gold, 1757-17799
Pt. IIFrom Artisan to Artist, 1779-179918
Pt. IIIPatronage and Dependence: "The Visions Were Angry With Me", 1800-180585
Pt. IVIndependence and Obscurity: "You Are Mad as a Refuge From Unbelief", 1806-1818222
Pt. VThe Ancients and the Interpreter, 1818-1827340
Pt. VIA Fading Shadow, 1827-1831465
Postscript: "God Protect Me from My Friends", 1831-1833548
App. IEarly Essays on Blake561
App. IIBlake Residences733
App. IIIBlake Accounts757
App. IVEngravings by and after Blake, 1779-1831813
App. VBlake's Poems Reprinted, 1806-1849825
App. VI"'My Name is Legion: for we are many': 'William Blake' in London 1740-1830"829
Endnotes847
Index880

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