William Blake used drawing and print media to express his own visionary universe, as well as that of authors such as Dante and Milton. His radiant watercolours and printed illustrations remain some of the most inspired and innovative images of the Romantic era.
Visiting American antiquarian book expert John Windle discusses the incredible life and work of this English artist and poet for Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018.
John Windle is an antiquarian bookseller based in San Francisco. He has published and contributed to numerous books and articles including studies of William Blake and Mary Wollstonecraft, and has served as an expert witness on the rarity and valuation of books, manuscripts, and book-related artwork. In 2016, Windle opened an art gallery devoted to William Blake and his circle.