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Corners of Paradise: William Blake and Poetic Landscapes

Online talk Joining details available via the Friends newsletter
  • Thursday 6 May 2021


Poet, experimental printmaker and painter, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist of extraordinary vision and originality. This talk will discuss works by Blake in our collection, which include two watercolours and a fine selection of his prints. The intense beauty and strangeness of Blake’s work inspired successive generations of British landscape artists, from Edward Calvert and Samuel Palmer to Graham Sutherland and John Craxton, and these connections will also be explored, featuring some recent acquisitions and less well-known works from the Prints and Drawings collection.

This talk will be available from Thursday 6 May via our Friends email newsletter. It is part of a new series of exclusive online talks providing our Friends events programme in a different format. There will be two per month, with each remaining available for two weeks so you can choose when you would like to watch them.

No booking or advance registration is required in order to view these free Friends-only talks. The links to view them will be sent out each fortnight as part of our email newsletter. If you have a Friends membership but do not currently receive our Friends email newsletter, please contact [email protected] to sign up.

William Blake God Writing upon the Tables of the Covenant About 1805
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