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Vol. 51 no. 4: Spring 2018

Blake in the Marketplace, 2017

  • Robert N. Essick
27 March 2018
27 Mar. 2018


The 2017 market for significant works by Blake began with two of his watercolor illustrations for Robert Blair’s The Grave at Sotheby’s New York auction on 25 January. The vendor was probably Libby Howie acting for Marburg Ltd., as in the 2006 Sotheby’s auction offering nineteen Grave watercolors. These two failed to find buyers in 2006.