Hundreds of William Blake etchings discovered at a Manchester Library

Poet and artist William BlakeSource: Independent
Poet and artist William Blake
Source: Independent

The Independent released a report on the discovery of hundreds of etchings made by Romantic Era poet and artist William Blake stored at a University of Manchester John Rylands Library.   Nick Clark writes for the Independent:

“After two years work the students, overseen by Blake expert and Manchester university art historian Colin Trodd, found about 350 engraved plates designed by Blake in the collection.”

Here’s more about the poet and author from the article:

“Blake, who was born in 1757 and died in 1827, was largely unrecognised in his lifetime but would later be considered one of the most important poets of the Romantic period.

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