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Where was he born?
Soho District, London
Robert Blake (endeavored by William Blake)
2 religious visions?
1. God's face appeared in window (4)
2. Ezekiel the prophet under a tree (5)
3. Sees a tree of angels (9)
hosier (taught William Blake to read and write)
What school did James Blake enroll William in?
Henry Pars Drawing School
What occupation did William take on?
engraving (less schooling so he could save money for his siblings to go to school)
Who was William Blake's fellow apprentice?
Who is Blake's apprenticeship for?
How did Blake believe you received salvation?
Where does Blake go to school after his apprenticeship?
Royal Academy Schools
got into argument with president Joshua Reynolds and leaves school and moves to Battersea, London
(she is illiterate, so Blake teaches her how to read and write and teaches her art, specifically drawing)
After the death of his father, Blake's brother Robert moves in with him and Catherine. What does Blake immediately begin doing with Robert?
teaching him to engrave
Robert dies three years later
Who is William Blake working for to earn a living and what importance does this man play later in Blake's life?
Joseph Johnson; becomes Blake's publisher and commissioner
What kind of company does Blake have and with whom?
printing company; first with John Flaxman, later with James Parker
Most Important Book?
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
Most Important Poems?
The Lamb and The Tyger
Who worked with Blake but later insulted Blake and caused him to stop poetry and art for ten years because he called him a "mad man"?
While not writing, who did Blake work for?
What movement was Blake involved in? Who was leader?
Gordon Riots; John Linnell
What was Blake's last work?
did 21 copper plates of book of Job
What was Blake's only regret?
leaving his wife behind
Where is Blake buried?
What was Blake noted for?
What are the 5 characteristics of Blake's works?
1. contain opposites
2. contain God
3. loves movement
4. loves the underdog
5. all works are illumined
Out of the Ordinary?
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