William Blake: Rare Books and Prints
This Autumn Henry Sotheran’s will hold an exhibition on the works by the remarkable artist William Blake. We will be showcasing rare books and prints of the highest quality. Unlike upcoming exhibitions elsewhere on Blake, at Sotheran’s work can be selected for private collections.
William Blake (1757-1827), engraver, poet, painter, and visionary, was the creator of a complete mythology that is expressed most perfectly in the poetry and imagery contained within his illuminated books: Jerusalem, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, The Book of Thel, The Book of Los, Milton, and Songs of Innocence and Experience. These and his other illustrated books, his engraved contributions to the publications of others, as well as watercolours and paintings bear witness to a volatile, creative genius. Printed in exceptionally small numbers, study of the illuminated books was for many years the preserve of a small circle of scholars and historians. However, in the last sixty years, due in large part to landmark exhibitions and the publishing endeavours of the Trianon Press, Blake’s extraordinary world has been made available to a much wider audience.
For only a few short weeks the selected works will be on display and available as listed in our catalogue. Join us on the opening night so as not to miss what could be the perfect acquisition.
16th October – 8th November
Henry Sotheran Print Gallery
Monday – Friday 9.30 – 18.00
Saturday 10.00 – 16.00