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William Blake: The Ancient of Days, 1794
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William Blake

[British Romantic Writer and Painter and Illustrator, 1757-1827]

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William Blake's Red Dragon paintings: Click here if you're looking for information about the painting that obsessed serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the movie Red Dragon


    William Blake Works Online    
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Original works by William Blake available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
7 works from the museum's prints and drawings collection

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Satan Exulting over Eve, 1795

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
5 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawing collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
3 works online

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Thou Hast Fulfilled the Judgement of the Wicked, engraving, 1825

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
The Book of Thel

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Visionary head of Solomon

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Owen Glendower

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina
Note that the JPG image is displayed smaller than its actual size

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Shipwreck at the Cape of Good Hope, engraving

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Nebuchadnezzar, 1795

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
John Varley, pencil, 1820-25

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
2 works online

Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
When the Morning Stars Sang Together

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Mirth, illustration to Milton's L'Allegro

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
6 works online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia
Visions of the Daughters of Albion

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

William Blake at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas
Design for the First Book of Urizen

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Search results for "William Blake"

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Quite a few works online

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Satan Smiting Job with Sore Boils (Tate Britain, London)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Ghost of a Flea (Tate Britain, London)

Notable SiteLiam's Pictures from Old Books  
Illustrations from The First Book of Urizen

Notable SiteWilliam Blake at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteWilliam Blake at The Artchive  

Notable SiteWilliam Blake in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWilliam Blake in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

William Blake at ArtMagick

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

William Blake at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Faeries at LaLa's Land

Free Christ Images  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Nicola Randone's Grandi Artisti

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteThe William Blake Archive
Electronic text archive; some excellent reproductions online as well, but you have to dig deep for them

Notable SiteWilliam Blake Digital Text Project
Electronic text archive

Notable SiteWilliam Blake: A Helpfile

Apocalyptic Ideas in Old English Literature
Blake's visions of the Apocalypse

Children's Literature Resources at Indiana University

Chrisis: Church of Art

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Shakespeare Illustrated

The British Library, London, UK

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on William Blake  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Spartacus Educational Books

The London Evening Standard
"The tiger touched by angels", 2000 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"William Blake the bleak", 2009 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"A Mystery and Genius, Blake is a Conundrum", article by Hilton Kramer

The Village Voice
"Blake Brings Heaven and Hell to the Met", 2001 article by Jerry Saltz

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Stranger from Paradise: A Biography of William Blake

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Milton: A Poem

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

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Blake's Job: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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Human Form Divine: William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection

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The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

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Songs of Innocence

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: In Full Color

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Blake's Illustrations for the Book of Job

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The Book of Urizen: A Facsimile in Full Color

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Blake's Water-Colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray

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William Blake

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William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books

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The Continental Prophecies

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The Urizen Books

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William Blake

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William Blake Illustrations of the Book of Job

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Divine Comedy of William Blake


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