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The Resource William Blake in the desolate market, G.E. Bentley Jr

William Blake in the desolate market, G.E. Bentley Jr

Label
William Blake in the desolate market
Title
William Blake in the desolate market
Statement of responsibility
G.E. Bentley Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"G.E. Bentley, Jr., the dean of Blake scholars, details the poet's occupations as a commercial engraver, print-seller, teacher, copperplate printer, painter, publisher, and vendor of his own books. In his early career as a commercial engraver, Blake was modestly prosperous, but thereafter his fortunes declined. For his most ambitious commercial designs, he made hundreds of folio designs and scores of engravings, but was paid scarcely more than twenty pounds for two or three years' work. His invention of illuminated printing lost money, and many of his greatest works, such as Jerusalem, were left unsold at his death. He came to believe that his 'business is not to gather gold, but to make glorious shapes.' William Blake in the Desolate Market is an investigation of Blake's labours to support himself by his arts. The changing prices of his works, his costs and receipts, as well as his patrons and employers are expertly gathered and displayed to show the material side of the artistic career in Britain's Romantic period."--Publisher's Web site
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bentley, G. E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4146
LC item number
.B378 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Engravers
  • Poets, English
Label
William Blake in the desolate market, G.E. Bentley Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Blake in the marketplace -- Blake as a commercial engraver, 1772-1827 -- "A blaze of reputation": The Mathew Salon and Poetical sketches (1783) -- The print shop, 1784-1785 -- Blake as a teacher, 1784-1827 -- Blakes as printers, 1784-1827 -- Blake as a painter, 1779-1827 -- Blake as publisher of works in conventional typography -- Blake's works in illuminated printing, 1789-1827 -- Summary of Blake's career -- Appendix: Blake's patrons
Control code
ocn865225378
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 244 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773543065
Lccn
2014407772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)865225378
Label
William Blake in the desolate market, G.E. Bentley Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Blake in the marketplace -- Blake as a commercial engraver, 1772-1827 -- "A blaze of reputation": The Mathew Salon and Poetical sketches (1783) -- The print shop, 1784-1785 -- Blake as a teacher, 1784-1827 -- Blakes as printers, 1784-1827 -- Blake as a painter, 1779-1827 -- Blake as publisher of works in conventional typography -- Blake's works in illuminated printing, 1789-1827 -- Summary of Blake's career -- Appendix: Blake's patrons
Control code
ocn865225378
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 244 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773543065
Lccn
2014407772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)865225378

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