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Vol. 51 no. 3: Winter 2017–18

Rosenbach and Blake

  • G. E. Bentley, Jr.
18 January 2018
18 Jan. 2018


The person who dealt with more copies of Blake’s works than any other was Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach (1876–1952), the famously successful dealer in Philadelphia and New York. He handled forty-two of Blake’s works in illuminated printing, eighty-seven drawings and paintings, “The Everlasting Gospel,” and the Pickering [Ballads] Manuscript, a large proportion of them from W. A. White. Most of those he handled went to Lessing J. Rosenwald (1891–1979).