William Blake, frontispiece
to Blair's Grave, 1808
Tyger of Wrath:
William Blake in the National Gallery of Victoria
Welcome to the comprehensive website of 176 works by William Blake online, accompanying the exhibition at the
National Gallery of Victoria showing now until 30th June 1999. The exhibition is displayed in the Robert
Raynor Gallery, a space devoted to exhibitions of works on paper. These works represent the
complete Blake collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.
The documentation accompanying the works of art has been prepared by Irena Zdanowicz, Senior
Curator of Prints and Drawings. It comprises the information included in the labels and didactic panels and
is based on the text of the book by Martin Butlin and
Ted Gott, William Blake in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria,
Melbourne, 1989, abbreviated in the labels as: (NGV [cat no.]).
Acquisitions made since the publication of the 1989 catalogue appear without a NGV catalogue number.
A detailed discussion
of the works in the collection, and references to essential literature, may be found in the above-mentioned
publication. Two other sources of information are also acknowledged:
Robert N. Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, Oxford, 1991.
Joseph Viscomi, Blake and the Idea of the Book, Princeton, 1993.