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Tate Britain

NEWS: TYGER AT THE TATE

The largest William Blake exhibition in decades comes to London this autumn. Best known for the words to the anthemic hymn Jerusalem and the poem The Tyger, Blake was also a skilled and prolific artist, never truly recognised in his lifetime.

Tate Britain is exhibiting over 300 original watercolours, paintings and prints – as well as recreating the cramped domestic Soho room where Blake lived and worked. Other highlights include his image of Newton – the inspiration for Eduardo Paolozzi’s statue outside the British Library – and the miniature painting Ghost of a Flea, painted following a séance-induced vision in which the insect spoke to Blake.

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