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William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion

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William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion - Billingsley, Naomi, and Butlin, Martin, and Crosby, Mark
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Disillusioned with London life and struggling to make a living, Blake and his wife Catherine went in 1800 to live at the coastal village of Felpham, which the artist soon described as "the sweetest spot on earth". Providing his principal encounters with both English rural life and the coast, the artist's three years "on the banks of the ocean" informed his two greatest illustrated epic poems, Milton and Jerusalem, and continued to be refl ected in his work for the rest of his career: "In Felpham", claimed Blake, "I saw and ...

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William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion 2018, Paul Holberton Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781911300298

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