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W. S. Blake: New Facts and Engravings


G. E. Bentley, Jr.

William Stadden Blake (1748–1814), engraver and printer of 16 ’Change Alley, has a claim upon our attention chiefly because he shares two of his names with William Blake (1757–1827), engraver, printer, artist, and poet. When references of 1770–1827 to engravers named Blake are found, it may be difficult to determine which Blake is intended. It is therefore useful to record newly discovered facts about W. S. Blake and note differences between his career and that of the poet.


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