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Prints, Watercolors, and Books by William Blake

April 25 – November 14, 1943
Ground Floor, Galleries G-9, G-10

William Blake, Joseph of Arimathea Preaching to the Britons, c. 1794/1796, relief etching, color-printed, with pen and watercolor, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.8988

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This was the first public showing in Washington of selections from a gift of more than 6,000 prints and drawings by Lessing J. Rosenwald, which had been accepted by the National Gallery on March 17, 1943. Some of the 350 illustrated books given to the Library of Congress were also exhibited.

Blake, William
British, 1757 - 1827