William Blake’s Engravings: The Book of Job and Dante’s The Divine Comedy
Art Gallery of South Australia
18 December 2015 – 9 May 2016
William Blake (1757-1827) was an English artist, poet, and seminal figure of the Romantic movement. His drawings, watercolours, prints and hand-printed books are highly personal and imaginative interpretations of Biblical stories and poetry.
This small display brings together selected engravings from two of Blake’s print series and includes three new acquisitions to the Gallery’s collection.
Both The Book of Job and Dante’s The Divine Comedy engravings were commissioned by the artist John Linnell, an important patron of Blake’s who was one of the few supporters of his work during his lifetime.