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William Blake: Apprentice and Master

In December, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will take a look at the life and works of English printmaker, painter and prophetic poet William Blake (1757-1827), whose radical political views were often reflected in his work. More than 90 pieces will be on display, including a complete set of the plates from Europe: A Prophecy, a book from 1794 of which only nine known copies exist

Published: September 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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Abel and the Shepherd, by George Richmond, 1825 © Tate, London


The Return Home, by Edward Calvert, after 1830 © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

‘The Accusers of Theft, Murder and Adultary’ from The Large Book of Designs, by William Blake, 1796 © British Museum

Frontispiece and facing title page from Songs of Innocence, by William Blake, 1789 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Nebuchadnezzar, by William Blake, c1795–1805 © Tate, London

The House of Death / The Lazar House, by William Blake, c1795 © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


William Blake: Apprentice and Master is on show at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from 4 December–1 March 2015. For more information, and to book tickets, visit www.ashmolean.org


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