Alexander Gourlay reviews the Blake exhibition at the Tate

“Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly” (Winter 2009-10) published Sandy Gourlay’s (Professor, English) illustrated review of the Tate Britain show and catalogue commemorating the 200th anniversary of William Blake’s disastrous one-person exhibition, which took place above his brother’s haberdashery shop in 1809.  A  review of the original show reported that it was the work of “an unfortunate lunatic, whose personal inoffensiveness secures him from confinement.”  Gourlay’s review suggests that the Tate exhibition did not greatly improve on the first one.

Division of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Gourlay

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