Engraved book illustrations by William Blake from the Fitzwilliam Museum.
The Fitzwilliam owns a large number of works by the English poet, painter, and visionary William Blake, including books, engraved prints, and drawings. Blake's prolific artistic output was strongly influenced by his deeply personal experience of religion and spirituality, which manifested itself through vivid dreams and hallucinations. His unmistakable style is testament to his unique imagination. Images included in this notecard pack are:
I Want! I Want! (cover image), and Help! Help!, from For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, c. 1820
The Tyger from Songs of Experience, 1794
The Ancient of Days from Europe: A Prophecy, 1794
Behemoth and Leviathan from Illustrations of the Book of Job, 1826