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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