William Blake

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Extract | William Blake’s famous flop of an exhibition and the critic who described him as ‘an unfortunate lunatic’

A new book by John Higgs paints a picture of the mixed reviews that the 18th-century artist received and touches upon the “Holy Grail of his lost works”

Remembering Dante—Uffizi unveils online exhibition of 'Divine Comedy' drawings by Federico Zuccari

Florence gallery also planning vast exhibition dedicated to the poet in Forlì featuring works by Michelangelo

The Big Review: William Blake at Tate Britain

We take an in-depth look at the London survey of the visionary’s work and round-up what the critics are saying

Tate's William Blake blockbuster. Plus, Pace and the New York gallery boom

We take an in-depth tour of the Blake show and talk to Marc Glimcher about his vast new space in Chelsea and why galleries are becoming supersized. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Tate to show $6m Blake watercolours that sold for £1,000 in a Scottish bookshop

Discovered after 165 years, eight of the 19 paintings will be included in the London exhibition in September

Dealer’s decision to break up William Blake album branded “philistine”

The Tate could not raise the money to buy this unique portfolio. Will a US museum save it before it is dispersed at Sotheby’s?

Will Tate save a set of William Blake watercolours?

The museum is trying to raise £8.8 million to keep the works in the UK

Newly-discovered Blake watercolours go for £10 million - but not to the Tate

An export licence deferral is now expected as the set of 19 watercolours sold to a Glasgow bookshop for a pittance in 2000 were sold to an overseas collector out from under the Tate

Chronology undone

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Tate Britain, talks about the new thematic displays and future major survey shows of New British art, Blake and Spencer