Top Ten Paintings by William Blake

Top Ten Paintings by William Blake

William Blake

       Blake was born at 28 Broad Street, Golden Square, London into a middle-class family on November 28, 1757. He was from earliest youth a seer of visions and a dreamer of dreams, seeing “Ezekiel sitting under a green bough,” and “a tree full of angels at Peckham,” and such he remained to the end of his days. His teeming imagination sought expression both in verse and in drawing. At ten years old, he began engraving copies of drawings of Greek antiquities, a practice that was then preferred to real-life drawing. Four years later he became apprenticed to an engraver, James Basire. After two years Basire sent him to copy art from the Gothic churches in London. At the age of twenty-one Blake finished his apprenticeship and set up as a professional engraver.

  1. The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun (1805)

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  2. The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve (1825)

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  3. The Ancient of Days (1794)

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  4. The Temptation and Fall of Eve (1808)

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  5. Beatrice Addressing Dante (1827)

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  6. The Lovers’ Whirlwind

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  7. Jacob’s Ladder

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  8. Satan, Sin, and Death- Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell

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  9. Dante and Virgil at the Gates of Hell (Illustration to Dante’s Inferno)
    Dante and Virgil at the Gates of Hell (Illustration to Dante's Inferno)
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  10. The Lazar Death (1795)

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  11. The Last Supper (1799)

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  12. Satan Tempts Christ with the Kingdoms of Earth (from Milton’s “Paradise Regained”) (1816-1818)
    Satan Tempts Christ with the Kingdoms of Earth (from Milton’s “Paradise Regained”)
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  13. Death on a Pale Horse (1800)
    Death on a Pale Horse
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  14. The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy (1795)

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  15. The Song of Los

    Depicts Urizen presiding over the decline of morality.
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  16. Newton (1795)

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  17. Fire

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  18. The Ghost of a Flea (1819-1820)

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  19. The Angels Over the Body of Christ (1805)
    The Angels over the body of Christ
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  20. Nebuchadnezzar

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  21. Angel of the Revelation (1805)

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  22. Satan Arousing the Rebel Angels (1808)
    Satan Arousing the Rebel Angels
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  23. Job and His Family Restored to Prosperity (1821)

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  24. God Judging Adam

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  25. Christ on the Pinnacle of the Temple (1817)

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  26. Alexander Pope (1800)

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